When looking at both the very young, and the very old, I am always very happy and very sad at the same time. There is something in youth and age that speakes of promises to be fulfilled, and those that have been kept.
“If a beautiful thing were to remain beautiful for all eternity, I’d be glad, but all the same Id look at it with a colder eye. I’d say to myself: You can look at it any time, it doesn’t have to be today.” Herman Hesse, Knulp
(Source: sartorial, via forno)