The Hermitage

Painter, illustrator, maker of clocks & teller of tales, who travelled in a house on wheels to the edge of Dartmoor and now sits there amongst books and paint finding beauty in otherness..

This will be a scrapbook of ideas, visuals to inspire, and snippets from my own journey.

http://intothehermitage.blogspot.com

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imagin-ings, a secret to the heart nearest it! Something of the awfulness, even of Death itself, is referable to this.

—Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities (via liquidnight) (via devilduck)

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Constellation of Gemini with Paranatellonta
De temporibus - a treatise on magic or on astrological images: Constellation of Gemini “Tratado de astrología y magia” de Alfonso X El Sabio Rome BAV Reg. lat. 1283 - fol-2v S-133

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Constellation of Gemini with Paranatellonta

De temporibus - a treatise on magic or on astrological images: Constellation of Gemini “Tratado de astrología y magia” de Alfonso X El Sabio Rome BAV Reg. lat. 1283 - fol-2v S-133

For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid

There is a country to cross you will
find in the corner of your eye, in
the quick slip of your foot – air far
down, a snap that might have caught.
And maybe for you, for me, a high, passing
voice that finds its way by being
afraid. That country is there, for us,
carried as it is crossed. What you fear
will not go away: it will take you into
yourself and bless you and keep you.
That’s the world, and we all live there.

— William Stafford

(from the amazing Slow Muse)

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