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

The beat of my heart has grown deeper, more active, and yet more peaceful, and it is as if I were all the time storing up inner riches…My [life] is one long sequence of inner miracles.

—The young Dutchwoman Etty Hillesum wrote that in a Nazi transit camp in 1943, on her way to her death at Auschwitz two months later… from The Joy of Less by Pico Iyer (via 108zenbooks) (via crashinglybeautiful)

by Marina Richterova

by Marina Richterova

3wings:

…when we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.

~ Sogyal Rinpoche
theplumtree:

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theplumtree:

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yama-bato:

Tavik František Šimon (T.F.       Šimon)
Nocturne in Auray,Brittany
image © Tavik František Šimon [1877-1942]
Nocturne in Auray,Brittany/ visipix.dynalias.com

yama-bato:

Tavik František Šimon (T.F. Šimon)

Nocturne in Auray,Brittany

image © Tavik František Šimon [1877-1942]

Nocturne in Auray,Brittany/ visipix.dynalias.com

The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: a human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him…a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create…so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless creating.

Pearl Buck
(via lexicology) (via tobia)