I'm a Phoenix
You who want
knowledge,
seek the Oneness
within

There you
will find
the clear mirror
already waiting
Hadewijch II, trans. Jane Hirschfield
How can I tell
If I shall ever love you again
As I do now?
William Carlos Williams, from “A Love Song
mediumaevum:

An illustrated folio made for Shah Tahmasp of Persia in the 1500s sold for $12.2 million
Most expensive Islamic art ever sold
This illustration from the Shahnameh, or “Book of Kings,” sold for nearly four times pre-sale expectations to an anonymous telephone bidder during a Sotheby’s auction in London in May 2011.
It is “universally acknowledged as one of the supreme illustrated manuscripts of any period or culture and among the greatest works of art in the world,” according to Art Daily.
The print, in ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, depicts a scene from the Persian national epic.

mediumaevum:

An illustrated folio made for Shah Tahmasp of Persia in the 1500s sold for $12.2 million

Most expensive Islamic art ever sold

This illustration from the Shahnameh, or “Book of Kings,” sold for nearly four times pre-sale expectations to an anonymous telephone bidder during a Sotheby’s auction in London in May 2011.

It is “universally acknowledged as one of the supreme illustrated manuscripts of any period or culture and among the greatest works of art in the world,” according to Art Daily.

The print, in ink, opaque watercolor, and gold on paper, depicts a scene from the Persian national epic.

Chance and chance alone has a message for us. Everything that occurs out of necessity, everything expected, repeated day in and day out, is mute. Only chance can speak to us.
Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
liquidnight:

Arthur Tress
Office Workers Returning Home
New York, 1966
From Arthur Tress: Fantastic Voyage, Photographs 1956-2000

liquidnight:

Arthur Tress

Office Workers Returning Home

New York, 1966

From Arthur Tress: Fantastic Voyage, Photographs 1956-2000

You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Derek Walcott, from “Love After Love” (via literary verve)
peril:

Judith Beheading Holofernes (1598–1599), oil on canvas, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome | artwork by Caravaggio

peril:

Judith Beheading Holofernes (1598–1599), oil on canvas, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica, Rome | artwork by Caravaggio

liquidnight:

W. Eugene Smith
First Day of Spring
New York City, circa 1957
From W. Eugene Smith: Photographs 1934-1975

liquidnight:

W. Eugene Smith

First Day of Spring

New York City, circa 1957

From W. Eugene Smith: Photographs 1934-1975

billidollarbaby:

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!


xoxo,
BilliDollarBaby

billidollarbaby:

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE !!


xoxo,
BilliDollarBaby

It’s important to take risks,
We only fully understand the miracle of life,
when we allow the unexpected to happen…
Paulo Coelho (By the river peidra I sat down and wept)