March 20, 2009


Sandro Botticelli, Primavera (Allegory of Spring), detail - Uffizi Gallery, Florence

The spring over there takes you by the throat, the flowers blooming by the thousands over white walls. If you strolled around for an hour in the hills surrounding my town, you would return with the odor of honey in your clothes.

—Albert Camus, The Misunderstanding (Le Malentendu), act 2, sc. 1.