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“… but to look at the stars always makes me dream as simply as I dream over the black dots of a map representing towns and villages. Why, I ask myself, should the shining dots of the sky not be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? If we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star. One thing undoubtedly true in this reasoning is this: that while we are alive we cannot get to a star, any more than when we are dead we can take the train. So it seems to me possible that cholera, gravel, phthisis, and cancer are the celestial means of locomotion, just as steamboats, omnibuses, and railways are the terrestrial means. To die quietly of old age would be to go there on foot.”
-Vincent Van Gogh, “Dear Theo” regarding Starry Night.
This image and this quote - they inspire me. I don’t think I will ever get tired of the eloquent wording of Van Gogh, the complexity and overwhelming beauty of this particular Starry Night. I will always be intrigued by Van Gogh’s struggle, determination yet chaotic outlook on his life and his competition. This - this is inspiration.