Friday, May 24, 2013

Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror we can barely endure, and we stand in awe of it because it coolly disdains to destroy us. Every angel is terrifying. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Every time I go looking for Rilke quotes, I am blown away anew. Every sentence is beautiful. Oh, to be so gifted. The title of this post is an excerpt from this. Give it a read, and if you like it, start browsing more writings. You won't be let down.

Reminiscent of the title quote is one from The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky: "The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.” 

Photo copyright Anna Morosini

The Girl is Ludivine Sagnier - not sure where this originally appeared

Photo copyright Kristin Manson

Photo by Douglas Crites-Moore, edited by Adeline Crites-Moore. Copyright me, Adeline Jessica

guinevere van seenus & craig mcdean

Alexis Bledel, again...not sure where it first appeared

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