Lena Levin. Awakening. 2014. 24"x12". Oil on canvas.
Lena Levin. Awakening. 2014. 24″x12″. Oil on canvas. Click for more.

“The morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the wakening hour. Then there is at least somnolence in us; and for an hour, at least, some part of us awakes which slumbers all the rest of the day and night. Little is to be expected of that day, if it can be called a day, to which we are not awakened by our Genius, but by the mechanical nudgings of some servitor, are not awakened by our own newly acquired force and aspirations from within, instead of factory bells, and a fragrance fills the air — to a higher life than we fell asleep from; and thus the darkness bear its fruit and prove itself to be good, no less than the light.”

Henry David Thoreau. “Where I lived, and what I lived for”

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