Tuesday, June 10, 2008

On Releasing Blame


Forgiveness is the fragrance
that the violet sheds
on the heel that has crushed it.


- Mark Twain


(painting by Godward, With Violets Wreathed and Robe of Saffron Hue, 1902)

3 comments:

GrizzBabe said...

Oooo, I like that quote. That Mark Twain was a smart fellow.

peteski said...

Pinky's got the blues.

steve said...

Thank God she got shed of the Leopardskins.
Saffron?violets? I feel a menu coming on....i used to love to eat the crysallized Violets in the Bake Shop at the hotel i worlked at.
The Pastry chef would accuse me of eating them and I would claim innocence and she would say
"Whats the Purple all over your lips then?"
and I would say
"Beets"
and give my most innocent look.
she would be just infuriated and would lock the cabinet for a few months then we would start the game all over again.