Holland, Hyacinth Garden
Undated, Oil on Canvas
"In one way, no; but in another and better way, much more so. But we will not talk about her kind of beauty just now; we will keep to the more material loveliness of which you have been speaking—though, in truth, no loveliness can be only material. Well, then, for my answer; it is, I think, because God loves the beauty so much that he makes all beautiful things vanish quickly."
"I do not understand you, papa."
-George MacDonald from The Seaboard Parish