A Midsummer Night

midsummer night dream lDetail, Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Edwin Landseer (1802 – 1873)

 

Everything changes, nothing dies: the spirit wanders, arriving here or there, and occupying whatever body it pleases, passing from a wild beast into a human being, from our body into a beast, but is never destroyed.
So, I say as a seer, cease to make kindred spirits homeless, by wicked slaughter: do not let blood be nourished by blood!


Pythagoras of Samos (c. 570 BC – c. 495 BC)

in Ovid’s Metamorphosis

 

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  1. Oh, this illustration is exquisite. Thank you for the pleasure.

    • I’m happy you found it, and like it! You are very welcome. It’s a lush painting, but the tenderest and sweetest things are the soft, fluffy rabbits with the glowing–but worried–eyes.


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