To lose one’s self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.

Antoine de Rivarol, Comte de Rivarol

(S.C.Z.)

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
Leonardo da Vinci

labellefilleart:

The Striped Shirt, Mathias J. Alten 

(Reblogged from labellefilleart)
Ships at a distance have every man’s wish on board. For some they come in with the tide. For others they sail forever on the horizon, never out of sight, never landing until the Watcher turns his eyes away in resignation, his dreams mocked to death by Time. That is the life of men.
Zora Neale Hurston

labellefilleart:

Mrs. Hassam in the Garden, Frederick Childe Hassam

(Reblogged from labellefilleart)
Reconciliation is to understand both sides; to go to one side and describe the suffering being endured by the other side, and then go to the other side and describe the suffering being endured by the first side.
Thich Nhat Hahn

labellefilleart:

 Boating, Giverny, Richard Edward Miller

(Reblogged from labellefilleart)
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
Thich Nhat Hahn

labellefilleart:

In the Garden, Mabel Alvarez

(Reblogged from labellefilleart)
People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong…Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?
Thich Nhat Hahn

labellefilleart:

The Violet Hat, Cuno Amiet

(Reblogged from labellefilleart)
You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive.
James Arthur Baldwin

labellefilleart:

 Birgit Prestøe in the Garden, Edvard Munch

(Reblogged from labellefilleart)
The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
James Arthur Baldwin

labellefilleart:

The Purple Hat, Felix Vallotton 

(Reblogged from labellefilleart)