All is well. You did not come here to fix a broken world. The world is not broken. You came here to live a wonderful life. And if you relax a little and let it all in, you will begin to see the Universe present you with all that you have asked for.


22 July 2010


The week started off with heavy fog and early morning rain drops.  Then the strong north winds have been with us since Tuesday, consistently making us feel like summer was ending.  Boreas!  It has to be him! 

This sublime painting of Oreithyia, mesmerizes me.  She was abducted by the Greek god Boreas, of the North Wind who lived in Thrace.  He is depicted as being winged, extremely strong, bearded and normally clad in a short pleated tunic so if you see a muscular man in a short dress, well know that he is the son of Eos and Astraeus, and the brother of Zephyrus, Eurus and Notus.. and hide for cover!

''Boreas has two sons, two daughters and twelve mares which can race over the ground without destroying the grain. When the Persian navy of Xerxes threatened the city of Athens, the Athenians begged his assistance. The Great Wind of the Wintery North blew his anger at the Persians and 400 Persian ships sank immediately. Among other violent acts he abducted Oreithyia, the daughter of the king of Athens, when she was playing on the banks of the Ilissus. In Latin, he is called Aquilo.''

Neo-Classicist John William Waterhouse (1849 – 1917) created lavish works imbued with lifelike details and an otherworldly, haunting sensuality. Born in Italy and raised in Britain, Waterhouse merged Victorian narrative with romantic Pre-Raphaelite fantasy in his work, drawing inspiration from Greek myths, Shakespeare, Arthurian legends, Homer, Tennyson and Keats. A member of the Royal Academy, Waterhouse often painted dramatic scenes emphasizing powerful or tragic women. He created more than 200 paintings, and was one of the few artists to attain fame and fortune in his lifetime.


  1. The scene is really grand, and solemn...

    I am glad by your visit.

    From the Far East.

  2. Dear Ruma,

    I am mesmerized by this I am with your photos of ''home'' - - as it reminds me of my grandfather's residence long ago..Thank you for sharing such beautiful images!

    I wish you a beautiful day!