Cathedral Tunes

Cut a chrysalis open, and you will find a rotting caterpillar. What you will never find is that mythical creature, half caterpillar, half butterfly, a fit emblem of the human soul, for those whose cast of mind leads them to seek such emblems. No, the process of transformation consists almost entirely of decay.

—Pat Barker, Regeneration (via petrichour)

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George Frederick Watts: Choosing
Artist’s wife, Dame EllenTerry c.1864
(Detail)

George Frederick Watts: Choosing

Artist’s wife, Dame EllenTerry c.1864

(Detail)

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I am tired and also sad and I do not want to be alone.