|Sanssouci palace in the winter sun|
Today I am working on a color scheme for a building with curséd white vinyl windows, and have been looking for examples of white-windowed buildings as reference, and so I am studying at this image I shot in Potsdam: warm grey limestone, pure yellow ochre pigment, black soot, verdigris copper.
One year ago today I heard the news that Japan had been stuck by a terrible earthquake and an even more devastating tsunami. So today also I am also thinking of my friends in Japan and wishing them no worries.
photo by Lynne Rutter: Potsdam, Germany, March 2011
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Dear love. I believe I was there with you and, like you, I too was troubled by the comma and - what you did not mention in your article - the full stop at the end as well, and thus believe I should interpose here that minds greater than ours have taken up this question, e.g. the work of the historian Kittsteiner,ReplyDelete
who presents two equally unlikely hypotheses:
1) To those of the 18th century initiated into the hidden mysteries, the comma stood for Calvinism and the period for Deism, and thus the phrase is read as: without strict Protestantism one slips into incoherent and vague beliefs.
2) The comma, aka the virgule = solidus = phallus, refers to the impotence of the crown prince brought on by a malady contracted during his youth, a youth spent sowing the wilder oats. And thus we read it explicitly as a rebus: without the virgule, no worries.
Maestro, is it any wonder I love you? You look so beautiful in bright yellow and you fill my life with joy.Delete
Just found your blog I love all the little treasures you blog about like Sanssouci and the monastery in Rila. They both look breathtaking.ReplyDelete