"Yes, the Gorgon has dried your tears," he said.
"Well, she opened my eyes too; it's a delusion to say that she blinds people. What she does is just the contrary-- she fastens their eyelids open, so that they're never again in the blessed darkness."
The quote is from The Age of Innocence, which is an excellent book if you have the patience for the slow methodical potrayel of peoples lives and deepest fears (fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald would enjoy it).
The photograph is mine. If you are interested in seeing all of the photos of the peonies, visit my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thecupcakecrusader/sets/72157618945018656/
Had a wonderful day and have many photos to post, so expect a nice long addition in the coming days! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.