"The rhythm of the body,

the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul

create the symphony of life."

 

Lyengar

"Mere color, unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways."

 

Oscar Wilde

 

Je reste avec vous. (I stay with you.)

Jean Cocteau's gravestone epitaph

"It is the fire of love that inspires the flute.”

-Rumi

 

 

OM SHANTI OM Painting by Nadine Scharman

I am the saint at prayer on the terrace like the peaceful beasts that graze down to the sea of Palestine.

I am the scholar of the dark armchair. Branches and rain hurl themselves at the windows of my library.

I am the pedestrian of the highroad by way of the dwarf woods; the roar of the sluices drowns my steps. I can see for a long time the melancholy wash of the setting sun.

I might well be the child abandoned on the jetty on its way to the high seas, the little farm boy following the lane, its forehead touching the sky.

The paths are rough. The hillocks are covered with broom. The air is motionless. How far away are the birds and the springs! It can only be the end of the world ahead.

 

Arthur Rimbaud

Relief by Ann Zalkind

"...However, when we know how to raise our minds above images of thought derived from space and time, we pass from darkness into light and taste things spiritual and divine..."
 

Emanuel Swedenborg

Painting by Nadine Scharman

"For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror we can just barely endure, and we admire it so because it calmly disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrible."
Rainer Maria Rilke

 

 

"And every angel is beautiful..."

Nadine Scharman

 

 

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free."
Michelangelo

Painting by Nadine Scharman

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