Thursday, April 25, 2013

Landscape with moonlight

The #5 tram brings me to the train station but my writing delivers me only to a place bright and desolate.

In late April the sun is still struggling, feeble, and usually it gives up by noon, sailing for southern France. And who wouldn’t? Those whom duty tortures and those who thought German superior to French. Those are the same people. 

We looked at a painting that expressed it well. I said to Luisa, it’s beautiful not because it’s pretty but because it’s true.

(Carl Blechen: Landschaft im Winter bei Mondschein)

1 comment:

Andrew Shields said...

But it is so true that it cannot help but be beautiful.

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