21 May 2010

'love is the best and the noblest thing in the human heart, especially when it is tested by life as gold is tested by fire. happy is he who has loved much, and is sure of himself, and although he may have wavered and doubted, he has kept that divine spark alive and returned to what was in the beginning and ever shall be."

/letter 121: amsterdam, april 3, 1878 from van gogh to his brother theo