Whoever has no house now will not build one
anymore.
Whoever is alone now will remain so for a long
time,
will stay up, read, write long letters,
and wander the avenues, up and down,
restlessly, while the leaves are blowing.
from Autumn Day, Rainer Marie Rilke
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
Charles Dickens - Great Expectations (via 12lettres)
So that I am near you, I am comparatively happy. It is more than this earthly wretch called Me deserves—you spirit, you disembodied creature, you dear, sweet, tantalizing phantom—hardly flesh at all; so that when I put my arms round you I almost expect them to pass through you as through air!
Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy
poboh:

Alupka, 1917, Sergei Arsenevich Vinogradov. Russian (1870 - 1938)

poboh:

Alupka, 1917, Sergei Arsenevich Vinogradov. Russian (1870 - 1938)

I daresay you think me eccentric, or supersensitive, or something absurd. Well—why should I suffer for what I was born to be, if it doesn’t hurt other people?
Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy 
windypoplarsroom:

Harald Slott-Møller
“Primavera. Muchacha Joven”

windypoplarsroom:

Harald Slott-Møller

Primavera. Muchacha Joven”

He felt she was treating him cruelly, though he could not quite say in what way. Her very helplessness seemed to make her so much stronger than he.
Jude the Obscure, Thomas Hardy.
poboh:

The Red Fan, Sir John Lavery. Irish (1856 - 1941)

poboh:

The Red Fan, Sir John Lavery. Irish (1856 - 1941)

I saw a star slide down the sky,
Blinding the north as it went by,
Too burning and too quick to hold,
Too lovely to be bought or sold,
Good only to make wishes on
And then forever to be gone.
The Falling Star, Sara Teasdale
poboh:

He loves me not, he loves me, Gary Bunt. English born in 1957.

poboh:

He loves me not, he loves me, Gary Bunt. English born in 1957.

colourthysoul:

Louis Welden Hawkins - Shadows Of Grey

colourthysoul:

Louis Welden Hawkins - Shadows Of Grey

Advertisement for Children’s Books, Aubrey Beardsley. 1894.

Advertisement for Children’s Books, Aubrey Beardsley. 1894.

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 

Ida Rentoul Outhwaite. 

Theater, Mary Cassatt. 1879.

Theater, Mary Cassatt. 1879.