'The Starry Night' by Vincent Van Gogh, September 1888
"Come, night; come, Romeo; come, thou day in night;
for thou wilt lie upon the wings of nightwhiter than new snow on a raven's back.
Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-brow'd night,
give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die,
take him and cut him out in little stars,
and he will make the face of heaven so fine
that all the world will be in love with night
and pay no worship to the garish sun."
~William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, from: Scene II, Capulet’s Orchard
I saw a post similar to this one on another blog and realized I've been amiss by not posting Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet is my favorite play by the master. Maybe because I saw the movie as a young teenager and instantly fell in love with love. Ah, youth....wasted on the young! :-)
My husband's favorite artist is Van Gogh and he has reproduced many of his paintings and sold them. We have every letter, book, biography written by or about Van Gogh and many volumes of his art. I feel as if he's a part of our family. I have "Road With Cypress and Star" on the wall in my den painted by Ray. He's a great artist and can paint almost anything (except walls...tee-hee...he detests 'honey-do's'). Our dream is to see one of Van Gogh's paintings 'in person'. Hopefully we will one day soon.
I hope you all have a wonderful, happy weekend.
Love & Blessings,