Friday, February 12, 2010

Things That Appear Only As They Are Disappearing

Caspar David Friedrich - Woman Before the Rising Sun (Woman Before the Setting Sun), 1818-20

Physically, too, she had altered. Her blue, almond-shaped eyes, grown longer, had not kept their form; they were indeed of the same colour, but seemed to have passed into a liquid state. So much so that, when she shut them it was as though a pair of curtains had been drawn to shut out a view of the sea. It was no doubt this one of her features that I remembered most vividly each night after we had parted.

Marcel Proust (from The Captive)