february 26, 2015 - the living room

"my young girls who read in dreaming poses are escaping from fleeting, harmful time. fixing them in the act of reading or dreaming prolongs a privileged, splendid, and magic glimpsed-at time. a suddenly opened curtain sheds light from a window and is seen only by those who know how. thus a book is a key to open a mysterious trunk containing childhood scents."

from vanished splendors a memoir by balthus. or Count Balthasar Klossowski de Rola