THE MUSE'S MIRROR
EARLY one day, the Muse, when eagerly bent on adornment,
Follow'd a swift-running streamlet, the quietest nook by it seeking.
Quickly and noisily flowing, the changeful surface distorted
Ever her moving form; the goddess departed in anger.
Yet the stream call'd mockingly after her, saying: "What, truly!
Wilt thou not view, then, the truth, in my mirror so clearly depicted?"
But she already was far away, on the brink of the ocean,
In her figure rejoicing, and duly arranging her garland.
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1799
One of my favorite places to visit in blogland is Julie Magers Soulen's blog. She always has such lovely picks of other photographer's works and also she is just a refreshing person. She had this posted above and I instantly fell in love with it. Beautiful writing. She also has some gorgeous butterfly photos, some with a blue tint to them. I admire anyone who shoots these fluttering creatures. I never have much luck!
Anyway, Julie is one my blog followers, so scroll down and look for that on the right and go visit her site. You will not be disappointed.