Thursday, January 29, 2009

Blazing hearth

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way.
Vincent Van Gogh

8 comments:

Luisa Santos said...

I had to read twice. and again. it's such a wonderful meatphor... beautiful.

thinker said...

Glad you like it Luisa.
Some of your photos give me a quote idea at the same moment i see them. This chimney is one of them, your eyes again have caught such a beautiful detail of a snow scenery!

Cécile said...

Beaaaauuutiful picture! :)
And what a nice quote. Have you read Van Gogh's letters, Thinker?

Luisa Santos said...

Thanks Cécile :)
I agree, it's a beautiful quote. I'm curious about those letters... any idea where I would be able to find them? (amazon, or an on-line bookshop or somewhere in London - I guess I won't find it in Linz :(

thinker said...

Glad you like it Cécile!
No, not yet. A few times i had the book in my hands in bookshops, but never actually bought it.

Luisa Santos said...

in which bookshops???? I want to get it!!! :)

thinker said...

Actually it was quite popular here, but it was while i was studying (a long, long time ago:) Haven't seen it lately in shops..

Luisa Santos said...

:( i've never seen it... will look for it in Vienna next weekend :) now I'm really curious!!!