the fifth line, divided, shows its subject going and coming amidst the startling movements of the time, and always in peril. perhaps he will not incur loss, and find business which he can accomplish.
"among us all we can surely get the better of the little puss; sooner or later, every girl in love betrays herself,--you may be sure of that. but we will talk about it this evening."
there would always be a barrier between them. not only on harvey's side. there were things she had no right to tell - of henri, of his love and care for her, and of that last terrible day when he realized what he had done.
oscar pretended not to hear, the monster! perhaps madame clapart was lacking in tact under the circumstances; but all absorbing sentiments have so much egotism!
amos 7:14 then answered amos, and said to amaziah, i was no prophet, neither was i a prophet's son; but i was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit.
this mixture of diabolical imperfections and divine beauties, harmonious in spite of discords, for they blended in a species of savage dignity, also this triumph of a powerful soul over a feeble body, as written in those eyes, made the child, when once seen, unforgettable. nature had wished to make that frail young being a woman; the circumstances of her conception moulded her with the face and body of a boy. a poet observing the strange creature would have declared her native clime to be arabia the blest; she belonged to the afrite and genii of arabian tales.
her face told no lies. she had the soul of that glance of fire, the intellect of those lips made brilliant by the bewitching teeth, the thought enshrined within that glorious brow, the passion of those nostrils ready at all moments to snort flame. therefore love, such as we imagine it on burning sands, in lonely deserts, filled that heart of twenty in the breast of a child, doomed, like the snowy heights of montenegro, to wear no flowers of the spring.
observers ought now to understand how it was that la pechina, from whom passion issued by every pore, awakened in perverted natures the feelings deadened by abuse; just as water fills the mouth at sight of those twisted, blotched, and speckled fruits which gourmands know by experience, and beneath whose skin nature has put the rarest flavors and perfumes. why did nicolas, that vulgar laborer, pursue this being who was worthy of a poet, while the eyes of the country-folk pitied her as a sickly deformity? why did rigou, the old man, feel the passion of a young one for this girl? which of the two men was young, and which was old? was the young peasant as blase as the old usurer? why did these two extremes of life meet in one common and devilish caprice? does the vigor that draws to its close resemble the vigor that is only dawning? the moral perversities of men are gulfs guarded by sphinxes; they begin and end in questions to which there is no answer.
the card at the top left represents how you see yourself. four of music (musing):
and i wrote my happy songs
every child may joy to hear
being at peace with yourself. taking the time to reminisce and let your mind wander. relief from emotional stress. combining business with pleasure. focus on playful communication. mulling things over. relaxed and slow pace. in the creative process: relax into playfulness, whimsically experiment with improvisation or reminiscence about past experiences. such meditations alleviate stress and refresh the imagination. make space for the gifts of spirit to move through you.
the card at the top right represents how you see your partner. nine of poetry (powers):
gifted with expressive and imaginative powers. feeling exalted by a vision of spiritual truth and love.
optimistically secure in your ability to achieve anything you can imagine. surrounded by the good things of life. completing tasks, seeking closure or consummation. wisdom gained by meeting life's challenges and experiences.
the card in the center left represents how you feel about your partner. seven of painting (patience):
waiting for the situation to develop or ripen. awaiting the results of your efforts. calling for material assistance or reinforcements. experiencing tests and trials in the process of manifestation. assessing your resources. in the creative process: straining to speed things up only produces anxiety, so get a grip and wait for everything to unfold according to its own timing.
the card in the center right represents what stands between you and your partner. ace of painting (generation):
a tangible impetus to creative action. generating new forms. putting your plan into action. new projects and works. a provocative opening. powerful elements of sensuality and sexuality coming into play. focus on fertility and virility.
the card in the lower left represents how your partner sees you. woman of painting:
practical and resourceful executive skills. creative vision is operating on many levels. recognition and tangible rewards may be at hand. group activity or cooperative efforts. making use of appropriate technology. supporting and acknowledging the contributions of others. fostering the arts. creative drives. love of beauty. perceiving hidden values.
the card in the lower right represents what your partner feels about you. child of poetry:
i found them blind:
i taught them how to see
feelings of creative restlessness and artistic impulses. sparks are flying. learning through experience. taking risks. bending over backwards in your effort to see the appropriate direction for self-development and creativity.
looking for inspirational influences in your environment. in the creative process: an inspirational breakthrough is at your feet; it is up to your to pick up the energy and make the most of it.
the card in the center represents the present status or challenge of the relationship. reason, when reversed: naked rationalism is in the driver's seat. being out of touch with your heart and inner voice. feeling bound by rules without context. finding oneself trapped in a hierarchy, whether at the top or the bottom. reliance on the patriarchal or traditional approach in the face of changing times or contexts. fathering issues. watch for ironies, as the emperor has no clothes.