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Vincenzo

Boats_of_saintesmarieYesterday was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Vincent van Gogh.  Van Gogh was close to being a master he lived with totality and authenticity. His passion for his art and for humantiy is so apparant in his life.

I love his work and I love him.

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
— Vincent Van Gogh.

One may have a blazing heart in one’s soul, and yet no one ever comes to sit by it.
— Vincent Van Gogh.

Lust for Life by Irving Stone is the most amazing book – it is a fictionalised account of the life of Van Gogh. I cried rivers when reading it, tears of pain and tears of joy, such a beautiful account of a beautiful soul doing difficult work in a misunderstanding milieu.  this was one of Osho’s favourite books. I was recently in the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam I think very few people actually understand Vincet but Irving Stone certainly did.

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