If you can't do what you imagine, then, what is imagination to you?
Capricorn has a deep fear of public humiliation. They are very conscious of the way they come off around people, questioning their words and actions before they open their mouths or move.
Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (1875-6)
Original on top, later version below
"Despite the effort Caillebotte put into the painting, it was rejected by France’s most prestigious art exhibition, The Salon, in 1875. The depiction of working-class people in their trade, not fully clothed, shocked the jurors and was deemed a ‘vulgar subject matter.’
The images of the floor scrapers came to be associated with Degas’s paintings of washerwomen, also presented at the same exhibition and similarly scorned as ‘vulgar’”.
- The familiarity of this part scares me.
- Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)