|ST. CATHERINE, Bernardino Luini (1530)|
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Posted by David Angsten at 12:00 AM
Monday, November 6, 2017
In view of the daily revelations of sexual depredation, here's a reminder from the 18th century of the sublime nature of true love, the highest earthly expression of man's endless search for unity:
"I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being. I need not blush at recollecting the object of my choice; and though my love was disappointed of success, I am rather proud that I was once capable of feeling such a pure and exalted sentiment."
~historian Edward Gibbon
Posted by David Angsten at 2:46 PM