“She had a passionate longing for the garden, the darkness, the pure sky, the stars.”

– Anton Chekhov, After the Theatre 


Lucia Lacarra & Marlon Dino perform Three Preludes

CY TWOMBLY b. 1928


Russian Painter, Nicolai Ivanovich Fechin

Lucia Lacarra & Marlon Dino perform Three Preludes

Alicia Vikander by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue US October 2015

“For man to be able to live he must either not see the infinite, or have such an explanation of the meaning of life as will connect the finite with the infinite.”

– Leo Tolstoy

Svetlana Zakharova as Odile in Swan Lake (x)

The Bolshoi Ballet

“When we are alone on a starlit night; when by chance we see the migrating birds in autumn descending on a grove of junipers to rest and eat; when we see children in a moment when they are really children; when we know love in our own hearts; or when, like the Japanese poet Bashō we hear an old frog land in a quiet pond with a solitary splash—at such times the awakening, the turning inside out of all values, the “newness,” the emptiness and the purity of vision that make themselves evident, provide a glimpse of the cosmic dance.”

– Thomas Merton 

via quiet lotus

Ballerina Isobelle Dashwood – Australian Ballet School

 Photo by Taylor-Ferné Morris Photography

Nina Simone at Olympia Concert Hall, Paris, 1969.

photography: Guy Le Querrec

Russian Painter, Ivan Andreevich Ivanov

Marianela Núñez & Federico Bonelli rehearse Manon

The Royal Ballet

“Every day, I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. 

I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.”

– Claude Monet 

Konstantin Yegorovich Makovsky – Rosses, 1890s.

Oil on wood, 43 x 51 сm.

Located in a private collection.

“I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.”

– Henry Miller

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