"Lovers can talk and talk and talk and talk without ever asking the things that are really on their minds."
Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
"What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it? I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again."
Santiago Caruso ´s series: “Empty spaces full of Sorrow”
Ernst Josephson. Detail form The Water Sprite, 1882.
Creating this masterpiece at the age of thirty-one, Josephson was from a prominent Jewish family in Sweden. He contracted syphilis and became mentally ill in 1888 while in Brittany. Plagued by religious hallucinations and delusions, he was returned to Uppsala where he was diagnosed with Schizophrenia. He continued to paint and also wrote poetry. He died in Stockholm, the city of his birth, on November 22, 1906. This masterpiece is currently at the National Museum of Sweden.
"The highest levels of consciousness are wordless."
Alain De Botton, Status Anxiety