I never saw her face. And I never talked to her. But that four hour train ride was full of mystery and now, apparently, so was my life. "So you'll help me?" The girl asks looking into my eyes. "I guess." I mutter not to enthusiastically: "Good."
"Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can't take it, and my heart is just going to cave in." (American Beauty) "It's both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply "
The Housemaid (1910). William McGregor Paxton (1869-1941). Oil on canvas. Paxton and other Boston School artists shared an interest in the 17th century painter Jan Vermeer. The maid's trance-like state, the painting's strong lighting, and the precisely painted still life on the game table all recall the work of the Dutch artist.