Marilyn Monroe and James Dean
But to me, Van Gogh is the finest painter of them all. Certainly the most popular great painter of all time. The most beloved. His command of color, the most magnificent. He transformed the pain of his tormented life into ecstatic beauty. Pain is easy to portray but to use your passion and pain to portray the ecstasy and joy and magnificence of our world. No one had ever done it before. Perhaps no one ever will again. To my mind, that strange wild man who roamed the fields of Provence, was not only the world’s greatest artist but also one of the greatest men who ever lived.
This may be my favorite Doctor Who episode. It’s definitely in the top five. There is something incredibly beautiful about it.
Reading “The Hobbit” to my son each night, reminds me of the incredible and beautiful details that Tolkien crafted into Middle-earth.
Simbelmynë (sometimes spelled symbelmynë) was a white flower that grew in abundance on graves and tombs, most famously on the barrows of the Kings of Rohan. Simbelmynë can be translated (from Old English) as “Evermind,” in reference to the memories of the dead, upon whose tombs the flower grew.