The writer’s job is to get the main character up a tree, and then once they are up there, throw rocks at them.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Loneliness smells like cinnamon and cherries cooking in a pot, I fancy a gentleman tipped his hat to me and offered me tea and his arm. I think I want a life in woolly sweaters, to cut birds out of apples and play chess on stormy nights, with the stars painted on the ceiling above us. I’d like to be taught to play the accordion, think how nice it would be in a house on rails, a train compartment in beige and red. Oh, I got lost inside my head again, I shouldn’t, I shouldn’t.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Young woman reading (1919). Sergei Vinogradov (Russian, 1869-1938). Oil on canvas.
Vinogradov took part in the creation of the “Union of Russian Artists” in 1903. It united Russian painters of the beginning of the 20th century and, being based on the achievements of 19th century Russian art in landscape and genre, enriched the country’s painting with a new understanding of color and light that was close to Impressionism.
Looming and phosphorescent against the dark,
Words, always words.
"Im Kampf zwischen Dir und der Welt, sekundiere der Welt."
"In the struggle between yourself and the world, back the world."
—Aphorism 52 in “Unpublished Works 1916-1918”