If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence.
Yoko Tanji is a Tokyo-based illustrator, and the artist for this lovely illustration created specifically for Sketchtravel’s San Francisco stay. Notice the the cable car in this detail! (The San Francisco skyline also appears in the full illustration.)
As you can also see in this detail from the Sketchtravel artwork, she loves cats, and they tend to find their way into many of her illustrations.
You can see galleries of her beautiful work (and follow her right here on Tumblr!) at tanji.jp.
George Elgar Hicks (attributed to), “A Young Girl Reading”.
The House With the Mezzanine, Anton Chekhov [translation: Robert Payne]
Dr. Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.