john william waterhouse

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”
— G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy

How to be a pre-raphaelite muse

🌹 wear flowy dresses in intense colors and flower patterns
🌹 enjoy art of all kinds
🌹 collect your favorite poems and inspiring quotes
🌹 try to find beauty in everything
🌹 spend time in art galleries, museums, theatres
🌹 be nice to people and charm them more with your intelligence than your look
🌹wear gold and silver jewelry and perfumes with musk and almond
🌹 put flowers in loose hair
🌹 surround yourself with antiques, books and paintings
🌹 music to love: celtic rhythms, harp, “Ceremonials”, orchestral
🌹 care about your inner beauty and mind as much as about your appearance