31st July 2013

 

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Starry Night Over the Rhone, Van Gogh

I’m not a particularly arty or art-aware person, but this has to be one of my favourite paintings. It is a painting of the bank of the Rhone river in Arles, where Van Gogh was living at the time, and I just think it looks so beautifully peaceful. I love the night’s sky. Then the other day, I came across this quote below by a Persian poet, and it reminded of this painting.

“Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky.”

Hafez

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