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Ohhh, this is too much, too much beauty!

The hair, those perfect-angelical hands. All that "angelical" look, those eyes... :heartpump:

This picture has annihilated me!

Deserves a poem, an essay:

"Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels...
hierarchies? and even if one of them pressed me
suddenly against his heart: I would be consumed
in that overwhelming existence. For beauty is nothing
but the beginning of terror, which we still are just able to endure,
and we are so awed because it serenely disdains
to annihilate us..."

( extract from Rilke's Duino Elegies)

"Rilke senses the existence of these presences but, as if seeing something from the corner of his eye, or as if using a reflecting devise to view a solar eclipse, he recognizes an inherent risk in looking at these presences straight on. Reading this poem through the prism of Jung's concept of archetype, it could be claimed that the risk comes from experiencing an angelic presence in its pure, effulgent state without any filtering archetype. Here in lies an intensity not easily borne by mere mortals".

Thank you so much Bernie for sharing!

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Tony Cartmill said:

Thanks Mike...That cute pup genius aside, Isn't that vintage paneling on the wall just the bees knees? I think my Mom's house still has the same color...

The house in which I was raised had that SAME paneling.....no musical genius ...just the paneling. :)

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