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Date a girl who reads

Date a girl who reads. Ophelia, 1870. Pierre Auguste Cot (1837 – 1883), French painter

Ophelia, 1870. Pierre Auguste Cot (1837 – 1883), French painter. Date a girl who reads

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas, for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry and in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does. Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag. She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she has found the book she wants. You see that weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a secondhand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow and worn.

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Never too late. American artist Grandma Moses

Let Me Help. Painting by American artist Grandma Moses

Let Me Help. Painting by American artist Grandma Moses

American artist Grandma Moses impressed the audience even more than her naive paintings. She first took up the brush at an age when most people did not expect any gifts of fate, and quietly live out their days. Aspiring artist was 76 years old. She was too old to work on the farm, and so entered the history of art. Her birthdays were noted on the cover of “Time” and “Life”, her 100th birthday September 7, 1960 became “Grandma Moses Day” of the New York State, which was announced by the Governor Nelson Rockefeller. President Truman personally invited her to visit the White House. The Eisenhower administration ordered her painting as a gift to the President for the inauguration. In November 2006, her work “Sugaring Off” (1943) was sold at auction for US $1.2 million. Even Andy Warhol couldn’t reach such public attention. Anna Mary Robertson Moses became the most famous American artist of the twentieth century.
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Angels walk among us

Angels walk among us. Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520). Angel 1500-1501

Angels walk among us. Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483-1520). Angel 1500-1501

Angels walk among us. One day you meet someone and for some inexplicable reason, you feel more connected to this stranger than anyone else – closer to them than your closest family. Perhaps this person carries within them an angel – one sent to you for some higher purpose; to teach you an important lesson or to keep you safe during a perilous time. What you must do is trust in them, even if they come hand in hand with pain or suffering – the reason for their presence will become clear in due time. Though here is a word of warning – you may grow to love this person but remember they are not yours to keep. Their purpose isn’t to save you but to show you how to save yourself. And once this is fulfilled; the halo lifts and the angel leaves their body as the person exits your life. They will be a stranger to you once more. Lang Leav, Love & Misadventure.
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Water is the driving force of all nature

Water is the driving force of all nature. GIF by Dutch photographer Marinus

Water is the driving force of all nature. GIF by Dutch photographer Marinus

Water is the driving force of all nature. Leonardo da Vinci. 28-year-old Dutch photographer Marinus posts amazing animated images of beautiful landscapes in his blog titled “Head like an orange”. The water in his photos is not frozen, it flows, clouds float, car rides, and the stars are falling. Because of this it seems that the images are not in front of you, but a real cut-out piece of nature. The concept of “live” photos have become a part of our lives, becoming ever more popular. At first, only a small part of the animated GIF-image, but the technology is improving, and photographers working in engineering of cinemagraphy improve the quality of it.
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Painting Autumn Russian artists

Painting Autumn Russian artists

Painting Autumn Russian artists. Autumn has come. 2013. Artist Natalia Grigorieva (Penza, Russia). Genre Autumn Landscape. Realism, Oil on Canvas

Painting Autumn Russian artists. Fall has arrived. My favorite season, inspiring poets, musicians, and artists. “Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.” ― Leo Tolstoy. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of colorful autumn, spectacular fall foliage painted by Russian contemporary artists, and a selection of inspirational autumn quotes.
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Vladimir Stadnik Summer landscapes

Vladimir Stadnik Summer landscapes

Photo art by Vladimir Stadnik Summer landscapes

Vladimir Stadnik Summer landscapes.

Vladimir Stadnik is a professional photographer from Kiev, Ukraine. There is no information about the biography of the photographer, and we can only guess about the life of the photo artist by his photographs. Beautiful nature with its landscapes, sunsets and sunrises, and a gallery of portraits of beautiful women who are also a part of this nature. Women’s portraits are taken against the background of nature. Here is a small set of his pictures accompanied by quotes about summer.
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Never send to know for whom the bell tolls

Never send to know for whom the bell tolls

Never send to know for whom the bell tolls. Nizhny Novgorod cathedral

Never send to know for whom the bell tolls. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is one of the best novels of American writer Ernest Hemingway, published in 1940. The title of the book is taken from the early poem of John Donne (1572 – 1631), an English poet and a cleric in the Church of England. “No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine; if a Clod bee washed away by the Sea, Europe is the lesse, as well as if a Promontorie were, as well as if a Mannor of thy friends or of thine owne were; any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankinde; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee”.
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