Monday, June 29, 2015

Brighter than sunshine the flower blooms

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers, and as the human heart, imagining itself alone and unwatched, feels most deeply in the nighttime, so seems it as if the flowers, in musing modesty, await the mantling eventide ere they give themselves up wholly to feeling, and breathe forth their sweetest odours.  Flow forth, ye perfumes of my heart, and seek beyond these mountains the dear one of my dreams!
~ Heinrich Heine, Translated from German, 1855

5x7 ampersand gessobord $30.00
(This painting is no longer available)

Just living is not enough.  One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

~ Hans Christian Andersen