blue

Philadelphia Museum of Art

“But he wanted to see the blue hour spread over a magnificent facade, and imagine that the cab horns, playing endlessly…”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald, Babylon Revisited

Logan Circle

“The blue hour is an oft-poeticized moment of the day – a lingering twilight that halos the sky after sundown but before complete darkness sets in. It is a time of day known for its romantic, spiritual, and ethereal connotations, and this magical moment has frequently inspired artists to attempt to capture its remarkable essence.”
~Jake Wallace, on Mackey’s Hymn to a Blue Hour

New York City rooftop

“It was on the train, with its steely rhythms, its rattly-bang, that is so often so stimulating to a composer — I frequently hear music in the very heart of the noise… And there I suddenly heard, and even saw on paper –Rhapsody, from beginning to end. I heard it as a sort of musical kaleidoscope of America, of our vast melting pot, of our unduplicated national pep, of our blues, our metropolitan madness.”
~George Gershwin on Rhapsody in Blue

Kelsey
“And drowned in yonder living blue
The lark become a sightless song”
~Tennyson

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daphnis et chloe

“A meadow at the edge of a sacred wood. In the background, hills.”

Honduras countryside

“The earth opens. The fearsome shadow of Pan is outlined on the hills in the background, making a threatening gesture. Everyone flees in horror.”

Cracks in ice

“Suddenly the air seems laden with a strange feeling; small fires are lighted by invisible hands.”

water from fountain

“At daybreak bird-songs are heard, shepherds arrive to find Daphnis and waken him. Chloe is brought to him. They embrace, and then together mime the legend of Pan and Syrinx.”

daybreak yellow flowers