Thursday, December 11, 2008

Charming decay

Autumn wins you best by this, its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Robert Browning

2 comments:

C├ęcile said...

I always thought Fall was the season of the poets and the romantic. I like the quote :)

thinker said...

Glad you like it, I like it too. But i don't agree that it's mere sympathy what we feel about autumn. There is something overwhelming about decay, beautiful like "an angel with a sad face" (Modigliani). I believe that true beauty is hidden somewhere between happiness and sadness. Like in that quote by Giordano Bruno: In tristitia, hilaris, in hilaritate tristis (In sorrow, joyful; in joy, sorrowful)