To know the sun is there – that is living

 

 

I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there – that is living.

 

 

 

 

Brothers Karamazov, 1880.  

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, 1821-1881, Russian

 

 

 

Untitled, 1964, oil on canvas.

  Kazuo Shiraga, 1924-2008, Japanese.   MOMA, NY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “To know the sun is there – that is living

  1. The quote and the painting celebrate visceral joy in light, color, energy. Love this.

    1. Thank you for commenting, Eileen!

      I read a report about the new-born in certain Ukrainian towns “who have never seen the light of day”. Nobody dares move outside. I thought of their parents who at least know that the sun is still there and who hope for a return to their lives!

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