As if the Sea should part: Starry Night    
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picture8 Mar 2005 @ 01:16, by ida

La nuit étoilée ( cyprès et village ), Saint-Rémy, juin 1889 - Huile sur toile, 73,7 x 92,1 cm

The Agony and the Ecstasy:

"These moods of tremendous happiness that the Romantics felt, when they believed that life was absolutely glorious and couldn't imagine that anybody would want to die. But they woke up the next morning thinking 'what the bloody hell was that all about?' and plunged straight back into this gloom. And that seemed to me to be the real question.

On the one hand you have Van Gogh painting Starry Night, with its explosion of sheer joy and vitality. And on the other, his suicide note, written less than a year later, which said 'misery will never end'. And I was trying to ask, which is true?"

—Author Colin Wilson, reflecting (2002) on his book, The Outsider (1956)

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9 Mar 2005 @ 04:29 by jmarc : Probably hard
to see one without experiencing the other.Time spent in the valley makes the climb to the mountain peaks all the more glorious.But there are cliffs up there.  

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