December Feeling

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”
~  J. M. Barrie

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“Winter giveth the fields, and the trees so old,

their beards of icicles and snow.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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“On a lone winter evening, when the frost

has wrought a silence.”

~ John Keats

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“He withers all in silence, and in his hand
unclothes the earth and freezes up frail life.
~ William Blake (1757-1827)

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“He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter… In winter the stars seem to have rekindled their fires, the moon achieves a fuller triumph, and the heavens wear a look of a more exalted simplicity.”

~ John Burroughs

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“Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter’s evening, when dusk almost hides the body,
and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day.”

~ Virginia Woolf

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“How bittersweet it is, on winter’s night,
to listen, by the sputtering, smoking fire,
as distant memories, through the fog-dimmed light,
rise, to the muffled chime of churchbell choir.” 
~  Charles Baudelaire

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“We feel cold, but we don’t mind it, because we will not come to harm. And if we wrapped up against the cold, we wouldn’t feel other things, like the bright tingle of the stars, or the music of the Aurora, or best of all the silky feeling of moonlight on our skin. It’s worth being cold for that.” ~ Philip Pullman

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Welcome, December!

“Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again…”

Bill Morgan Jr.

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“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.”

John Burroughs

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“What a severe yet master artist old Winter is… No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel…”

John Burroughs

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“The simplicity of winter has a deep moral. The return of Nature, after such a career of splendor and prodigality, to habits so simple and austere, is not lost either upon the head or the heart. It is the philosopher coming back from the banquet and the wine to a cup of water and a crust of bread.”

John Burroughs

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Happiness is in the eyes of a child

Parlami di Dio, dissi al mandorlo… E il mandorlo fiorì.”

Nikos Kazantzakis 

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‎”Le mamme stringono le mani dei loro bimbi per un po’…  e il loro cuore per sempre…”

Marziè Mà Pezzoni 

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Il Fuoco d’Annunzio

After the Ball, detail, by Conrad Kiesel, 1846-1921

Tu splendi sopra tutti gli splendori del mio pensiero, tu m’illumini di una luce che è quasi per me insostenibile. 

E credere in te soltanto, giurare in te soltanto, riporre in te soltanto la mia fede, la mia forza, il mio orgoglio, tutto il mio mondo, tutto quel che sogno, e tutto quel che spero…
Avere un pensiero unico, assiduo, di tutte le ore, di tutti gli attimi… non concepire altra felicità che quella, sovrumana, irraggiata dalla sola tua presenza su l’esser mio… vivere tutto il giorno nell’aspettazione inquieta, furiosa, terribile, del momento in cui ti rivedrò.

Io rinunzierei a tutte le promesse della vita per vivere in una piccola parte del vostro cuore.

Painting by Emile Vernon

Io sono nel vostro sangue e nella vostra anima; io mi sento in ogni palpito delle vostre arterie; io non vi tocco eppure mi mescolo con voi come se vi tenessi di continuo tra le mie braccia, su la mia bocca, sul mio cuore. Io vi amo e voi mi amate; e questo dura da secoli, durerà nei secoli, per sempre. Accanto a voi, vivendo di voi, ho il sentimento dell’infinito, il sentimento dell’eterno. Io vi amo e voi mi amate.

Non ricordo più nulla. Vi amo. Amo voi sola. Penso per voi sola. Vivo per voi sola. Non so più nulla; non ricordo più nulla; non desidero più nulla, oltre il vostro amore.

Le vrai paradis n'est pas au ciel, mais sur la bouche d'une personne aimée - Theophile Gautier

Tu esalti la mia forza e la mia speranza, ogni giorno. Il mio sangue aumenta, quando ti sono vicino, e tu taci. Allora nascono in me le cose che col tempo ti meraviglieranno. Tu mi sei necessaria. 

Quando parliamo insieme, talvolta io sento che la sua voce è l’eco dell’anima mia. 

Ci sono certi sguardi di donna che l’uomo amante non scambierebbe con l’intero possesso del corpo di lei. Chi non ha veduto accendersi in un occhio limpido il fulgore della prima tenerezza, non sa la più alte delle felicità umane…

Pierre Auguste Cot (1837 - 1883) - 'Ritratto di giovane donna' - det.

Tu non sai che io ti amo! Avere un pensiero amico, assiduo, di tutte le ore, di tutti gli attimi, sentirti quando io dormo, sentirti sul mio cuore.

Rimani! Riposati accanto a me. Non andare. Io ti veglierò. Io ti proteggerò. Ti pentirai di tutto fuorchè di essere venuta a me, liberamente, fieramente. Ti amo. Non ho nessun pensiero tuo, non ho nel sangue nessun desiderio che non sia per te. Lo sai. Non vedo nella mia vita altra compagna, non vedo altra gioia. Rimani. Riposati. Non temere di nulla. Dormi stanotte sul mio cuore.

Gabriele D’Annunzio

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Silenzio d’amuri

Silenziu d’amuri ca camini ‘ntra li vini, 

Nun è pussibili staccarimi di tia… 

 

 

Tenderness

The Morning of a New Year

The first morning of a new year… Light of commencement, hopes and dreams born in fireworks, thoughts of love for loved ones, wishes of good for those in whose soul Good speaks and Beauty sings…  A new year’s ephemeral morning, with Bach’s eternal music… 

“It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart” (Karl Barth)   

Austrian Morning

A Winter Wonderland

A Christmas morning dressed in the quietness of snow flakes… a little house adorned with snow… a snowfall from a fairy tale, gentle and pure… from the snowbound street, now and then, tinkling of bells and children’s merry laughter… inside the house scent of fir tree and vanilla, festive lights and Mozart’s music: of commencement and without end… 

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