If all the bearded “dudes” of today had his brain…

Quote of the day:

“Love is a serious mental disease”

Marble statue of  the ancient greek philosopher Plato

PLATO

Greek philosopher, BC 427-BC 347

Swaying Chandeliers & Indian Magic!

THE MUSIC ROOM by SATYAJIT RAY

I saw this film many years ago with my late husband Gilles, a French aristocrat and film buff, who took me to the many small “cinema’s” in Paris to see the most beautiful films from around the world in ORIGINAL VERSION!

The Music Room

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Phoenix, not in Arizona…

In Greek mythology, a “phoenix” or phenix (φοῖνιξ phoinix) is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.

Phoenix

The Phoenix

Etching and Drypoint by Rembrandt van Rijn, 1658

Your reason and your passion are the rudder and the sails of your seafaring soul. If either your sails or your rudder be broken, you can but toss and drift, or else be held at a standstill in mid-seas. For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction. Therefore let your soul exalt your reason to the height of passion, that it may sing; And let it direct your passion with reason, that your passion may live through its own daily resurrection, and like the phoenix rise above its own ashes. Read the rest of this entry »