Portrait from Beyond

This post belongs in this blog as well.
Thanks for having been here Ari… You haunted our lifes and condemned them to humility and amazement.


Some portraits remain in the memory no matter how long ago they were taken. To me, this is one of them. It tells me, and reminds me, of perfect beauty seldom seen before or after. It is a picture of an angel, gone but still very present. Truly memorable.

(Even if, as R. M. Rilke wrote in one well-known elegy: “… beauty is nothing but the beginning edge of the dread we may barely endure, object of our awe because it disdains to annihilate us.”, we long for that “dread” all the time. We aspire to be burnt and destroyed by such a beauty.

In part I mean that whoever has ever met a true Angel in their life, is bound for endless suffering.

Beauty is dreadful indeed…


Ari F 1_97 RET inv6 +gr WP_2 Blue-faced, silver-haired girl gazing upwards (crp 2)



ARF 2007 - Le Rjatáki Phakali 1 wp cpr 2 Blue-faced, silver-haired girl gazing upwards – 1


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