Nothing To Save

Pietro Visconte’s World Map 1321, from Marino Samuolo’s Liber secretorum fidelium crusisPietro Visconte’s World Map 1321,  from Marino Samuolo’s Liber secretorum fidelium crucis

There is nothing to save, now all is lost,
but a tiny core of stillness in the heart
like the eye of a violet.
D.H. Lawrence

Allegory of Avarice

Jacques de Gheyn II [1565 – 1629]
A Frog Sitting on Coins and Holding a Sphere: 
Allegory of Avarice

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