“Love is an attempt to penetrate another being, but it can only be realized if the surrender is mutual. It is always difficult to give oneself up; few persons anywhere ever succed in doing so, and even fewer transcend the possessive stage to know love for what it actually is: a perpetual discovery, an immersion in the waters of reality, and an unending re-creation.” – Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude

Gauguin, Paul. When Will You Marry? 1892. Oil on canvas..jpg
Gauguin, Paul. When Will You Marry? 1892. Oil on canvas.

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Winter

“But to speak freely, I greatly fear, and this fear remains, that so many autumns will be spent in procrastinating, that the cold of a perpetual winter will set in.” – John Calvin

Gauguin, Paul. Garden under Snow. Budapest. Museum of Fine Arts, 1879. Oil on canvas.
Gauguin, Paul. Garden under Snow. Budapest. Museum of Fine Arts, 1879. Oil on canvas.