Portrait of Baldassare Castiglioni. Raphael. 1514-15.
In Ireland, someone who is quiet, kind, and considerate to others, but not necessarily endowed with wealth or position, is commonly accorded the title “one of Nature’s gentlemen”. 223 more words
A cold rain starting
And no hat –
– Matsuo Bashō
As we approach midwinter, and in this part of the world the nights grow longer and colder, it is not hard to imagine why ancient cultures celebrated the darkest time of the year, and the turn towards spring. 1,087 more words