My Inspiration for April 2021

30 Apr

The most important thing of Beauty that I have delighted in this April was Linda Lappin’s freshly published novel “Loving Modigliani: The Afterlife of Jeanne Hébuterne”, you can read more about it in my book review, but I will just say here that it really captivated my imagination and filled my mind with beautiful imagery. It’s really a haunting, beautiful and poignant book. Naturally, descriptions of Jeanne’s clothes made me take a look at the 1910s fashion, especially the Oriental inspired designs by Paul Poirot, then also Diego Rivera’s painting with flowers, Amy Winehouse and Paul Weller singing covers, Talk Talk and The Libertines. I reread Milan Kundera’s “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” and found something new and beautiful in it, which I hadn’t seen before. Another thing I must recommend is the video/article (or rather transcript) by the Academy of Ideas called “The Manufacturing of Mass Psychosis – Can sanity return to the insane world?“; very interesting and thought-provoking, it quotes Joost Meerloo’s book “The Rape of the Mind”:

Totalitarianism is man’s escape from the fearful realities of life into the virtual womb of the leaders. The individual’s actions are directed from this womb – from the inner sanctum…man need no longer assume responsibility for his own life. The order and logic of the prenatal world reign. There is peace and silence, the peace of utter submission.

“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”

(Marcus Aurelius, Meditations)

Open meadows, picture found here.

April 1968. ‘Flirtations come naturally in this romantic new-look that’s date-positive and party-bound.’ Picture found here.


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Glowing barrel cacti, Mojave National Preserve, California by Scott Gibson via Flickr

Laura Julie by David Cohen de Lara for ELLE France June 2017, pic found here.

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Picture by elise.buch on instagram.

Picture by elise.buch on instagram.

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Angkor Wat temple, Angkor, Cambodia, picture found here.

Penelope Tree photographed by David Bailey for Vogue, 1969

Gunilla Lindbland for Vogue, April 1971

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Regitze Christensen by Boo George for Numéro August 2017. Picture found here.

Austin Lite, Watercolor and Ink on Cotton Paper, 2019, 9″x 12″


Frank Lepold, Impromptu, 2015

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7 Responses to “My Inspiration for April 2021”

  1. Ewa Spoczynska 30th Apr 2021 at 10:46 pm #

    Lovely inspirations, thank you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. haoyando 1st May 2021 at 2:50 am #

    Love the last picture and the quote. That is so true. I can’t stop laughing. Great post with great pictures.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Upside-down Land 1st May 2021 at 2:35 pm #

    Yes, this is tyranny once again, but there is a difference. At last some of us are realizing what is behind it. This is war, but not the shock and awe sort of war we are more familiar with. This is an invasion by non-Humans who want not just the surface, depths and resources of the planet, but the bigger prize of Human genetics and souls. They are very clever, but lack our ability to intend creatively from the heart. We need to start by taking down the petty bureaucrats who have been on the frontline of destroying small businesses. From there we go after the politicians, NGOs, the UN and CEOS. We need a clean sweep. No one in power today gets to stay there.
    Thank you, Byron’s Muse, for reminding us of beauty and freedom.

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    • Byron's Muse 1st May 2021 at 8:20 pm #

      I couldn’t have said it better, I absolutely agree! So refreshing and nice to encounter a like-minded individual, and I’m actually honoured to see that people who read my writing are people who think for themselves.


  4. oxana 10th May 2021 at 12:49 pm #

    I’m on the same wavelength with you.My thoughts now are like these musical notes:)

    Liked by 1 person

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