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Gateway To Another World

Unlocking another world through the pages of a book and your imagination.

The pages of a book hold so many things. They hold history, imagination, knowledge. They hold wisdom passed down from ancients and hold the key to exploring new things and imagining new heights and adventures. They have the power to increase our understanding of the world as well as take us to new places using the power of our hopes, dreams, desires, and imagination. They can feed our curiosity and cause us to grow as individuals, reaching new heights that we’ll never return from. But most importantly, they can act as an escape as we let our minds drift off into the pages of the book where the story comes to life and for a moment we are lost in another world of our choosing. Continue reading

Living In A Painting

Evening Journey, by Evgeny Lushpin

Evening Journey, by Evgeny Lushpin

Have you ever looked at a painting and wished you were there? Wished that you were living in the painted scene because of the peace that it brings or the motions it stirs in your heart? Have you ever wondered if the painter dreams as if you dream and if such places and scenes actually exist in real life?

The above painting is called Evening Journey by Russian painter Evgeny Lushpin.  He is quite talented and his works reflect serene scenes, typically in a European setting either in the country, city, or small villas. I absolutely adore the painting. For me, it paints a picture of a calm, peaceful evening after a light rain. The people in their homes are settling down after a long day and those in the trolley speak amongst themselves as they head to their destination, maybe to meet some friends or wake a lonely walk by the pear. The weather seems cool, perhaps with a slight breeze. For some reason, in me it feels like the beginning of a love story. The painting is soothing. It is beautiful. And it is romantic.
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