Metamorphosis a la Titian

Many interpretations of Titian’s c. 1560 painting, commonly known as Allegory of Prudence: EX PRÆTE/RITO // PRÆSENS PRVDEN/TER AGIT // NI FVTVRA / ACTIONĒ DE/TVRPET (“from the experience of the past, the present acts prudently, lest it spoil future actions”.)

The many faces of …

The adventure of the Fugitive Stag and its many faces … “Personifying the faceless … giving flesh to the non-existent” … when I find that director and producer!

Oh, how desperately I want to live;
Immortalize the real,
Personify the faceless,
Give flesh to the non-existent!
Life’s crushing dream may smother me
I may suffocate as I dream, -
And yet a light-hearted youth, perhaps
Will say of me in time to come:
Let us forgive his gloom – could it be
That it was really his secret drive?
“He’s but a child of goodness and light
He’s but freedom’s triumph!”
(Aleksandr Bolk 05.02.1914)

Don’t ask me to speak …

Goethe's Heiß mich nicht reden, heiß mich... for me, until  a goddess opens them!

Don't ask me to speak - ask me to be silent,
for my secret is a [solemn] duty to me.
I wish I could bare my soul to you,
but Fate does not will it.
At the right time, the sun's course will dispell
the dark night, and it must be illuminated.
The hard rock will open its bosom; and
ungrudgingly, the earth will release deep hidden springs.
Others may seek calm in the arms of a friend;
there one can pour out one's heart in lament.
But for me alone, a vow locks my lips,
And only a god has the power to open them
Goddess Silenito by Arthur Braginsky