Amour, toux et fumée En ne secret sont demeurée.

Si l'amour n'est qu'une illusion, alors qu'est-ce que la réalité?

“If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?”

—   Rumi (via hqlines)


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“Be happy — if you’re not even happy, what’s so good about surviving?”

—   Tom Stoppard (via observando)

“A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.”

—   Lyman Abbott (via kushandwizdom)

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Hidden Mother

"Trying to get a baby or a fussy toddler to sit still for a photograph can feel like a herculean task. Luckily, it only takes a second to get the shot. In the nineteenth century, however, it was a different storyparticularly when it came to tintype portraits, which required a long exposure. 

Photographer Laura Larson’s series, Hidden Mother, presents a survey of nineteenth-century tintype portraits in which the mother of the child was included in the photograph, but obscured. 

In some instances, the mother would hold her child, with a cloth or props hiding her from the lens, or she would be painted over by the photographer after the image had been taken. In other examples, the mother is entirely absent from the frame, save for an arm, holding the child in place. 

The results are both funny and slightly disturbing. The mother appears as an uncanny presence, Larson writes in a statement. Often, she is swathed in fabric, like a ghost.”  

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“God takes away the minds of poets, and uses them as his ministers, as he also uses diviners and holy prophets, in order that we who hear them may know them to be speaking not of themselves who utter these priceless words in a state of unconsciousness, but that God himself is the speaker, and that through them he is conversing with us.”

—   Socrates (via observando)

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”

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