Saturday, November 3, 2012

Happy Thoughts Travel Fast

Laughter and enjoyment. Precursors to romantic art, fables, tales, and poetry. Enjoyment has a wide appeal, enchanting the souls of those whose minds wander and wonder in a light-hearted and fancy-free imagining that lifts our hearts in aesthetic edification. 

A colorful vocabulary and wittiness accompany happy thoughts. Like welcomed guests, happy thoughts woo us and melt our hearts with our own unrestrained wishes. Rapture and tranquility transport us to our happy place, where we visualize ourselves in a tender, blissful embrace. 

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun
Self-portrait with her daughter
Louvre, Paris, France

Happiness gently stirs the embers of regret and sadness, bringing back the full force the fire's flames that inspire purify, illuminating and quenching our thirst for balance, harmony, and pleasure. Artists depict these moments to whet our visual and imaginative appetites; narrating and illustrating beauty to set our minds free. Were happiness a trifle thing, we would not immortalize it. 

Élisabeth-Louise Vigée-Le Brun

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