Лев Никола́евич Толсто́й

readerA Man seated reading at a Table in a Lofty Room
Rembrandt or follower,  about 1628 – 30


One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken

Count Lev Nikolayevitch Tolstoy (9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7 November] 1910]



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  1. what a wonderful quote and image…
    I have been working out with Gaia all day 🙂
    I think She will be pleased with what I accomplished
    A wonderful share…Thank you
    Take Care…You Matter…

    • Thank you.
      It’s a handful of good people working with—
      and a century’s worth of polluters & wealthy pollution-supporters against;
      I hope she can create a self-healing miracle for us all.

      • I have absolute Faith in Her 🙂

  2. Truly beautiful.

    • Sweet girl– I was thinking about you all yesterday & today. I hope everything’s good.

      This took my breath away when I saw it. I wish I could see it in real life—I hope it’s immense.
      They say ‘follower’—I like to think that Rembrandt was trying something different—and exceptional.

  3. Very moving image and especially moving quote from Tolstoy. His dacha or country place is one of the simplest and most exquisite set in a thicket of white birch trees. I connected with photos of his place since my parents country place in the woods seemed so rustic and similar with the white birches overshadowing the think carpets of moss. It is always restorative to lie down in the peacefulness of it all.

  4. What a marvelous image – but what language is your title?

    • Russian for Tolstoy
      Hi hi hi—I miss you a lot.
      Have you got the new package? It is finally the one that I’ve been preparing for you as the missing re-union member of our generation.
      First there was the year of tracking down information–then a couple of months during which I just couldn’t let go—-
      Boy, it takes an investment to be able to follow mail to the UK—I guess you have more faith than I do when you send things. No wonder no one uses the postal service anymore.
      I’m hoping I can get a couple of family members to take part in the climate rally—-even though I don’t do rallies—or crowds—or people, for that matter, or even leaving the house without a pressing reason——though profligate with my signature–
      Love you. Let me know what’s going on with you

  5. So nice and important to remind us about.

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