Engleza de joi/ Veil

Veil = a piece of fine material worn by women to protect or conceal the face.

“Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand — but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied.” – from Zadie Smith‘s 10 Rules of Writing


Art by Vincent van Gogh.

She is primarily a teacher of English. Also her mind is lured by goodies like finance, economics, interest rates, the stock market, as she has a hankering for how the money is made. Nevertheless she is a dreamer on a cloud...As dreams cost nothing... In ordinary days she is a word-weaver for everything and everything that breathes. In the best of days she just follows the seasons by means of bike, skis, or roller-skates. She is grateful to all colors of the world and to people who read, smile and drop a line here, or on her email. Contributing author at Sudden Denouement Literary Collective, Spillwords.com, Medium.com, My Trending Stories and Anthology Volume I: Writings from the Sudden Denouement Literary Collective.

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23 comments on “Engleza de joi/ Veil
  1. Moin Qureshi says:

    Nice Words, Nice Paintings, Nice Choice, Nice Passion, Nice View of Life, Nice love for Colors. The World is Nice! It depends, through which glass you are seeing!!! Keep it up.

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  2. grumpytyke says:

    This morning I can see the distant hills across the Wharfe valley almost hidden by a veil of mist – that’s a truth about Yorkshire. The van Gogh takes me back to student days though I don’t think that painting was in the London National Gallery where I sat for hours on wet Sundays wondering about his art. I still wonder. I’m sure truth shines through all of it.

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    • Iulia Halatz says:

      Thank you!
      That is why I have picked it, it is an amazing but simple piece of truth. Again I am reminded of a quote by Jack London (Wolf Larsen), “I believe that life is a mess….It is like yeast, a ferment, a thing that moves and may move for a minute, an hour, a year, or a hundred years, but that in the end will cease to move.” Maybe the answer to life’s messiness is the shine of truth.
      All Vincent’s works have the same light.

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  3. yassy says:

    Beautiful post, Lulia. You have picked a very exotic topic.

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  4. Satisfaction comes to us all. The true veil is thinking nothing satisfies because things are fleeting. But again nature shows us summer must enter autumn and reveal change then into winter where the chill will frost over dead leaves. Holding onto to one moment may create a veil, when life and its satisfactions are free flowing.

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  5. Last night I parked the car a little further away from a shop to avoid our nuts traffic. Walking along a commercial area that used to be fields I thought “our world is one of concrete and (civic) grass.” I wonder how Vincent would have liked the 21st century! Or, more likely, disliked… 🙂 The image you post really captures the “now” in its germinal phase.

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  6. Iulia Halatz says:

    All Vincent’s paintings show a zest for life that always speaks the truth and allows us see “a piece of truth”….You are always right 🙂
    Well, in faculty I learned a lot about Aesthetics and the professor had a thing for a book, Estetica del Paesaggio (Aesthetic and landscape) by Rosario Assunto and what I remember is that we must strive to find beauty in all landscapes… even if the skyline is blurred by our “world of concrete and steel”. Maybe Vincent would think the same.
    As for myself, I like antagonistic ideas and images (as there is common ground) and especially the mix of old and new.
    Thank you Michael 🙂


  7. Somehow you always make your posts interesting and educational. Thanks

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heating and scorching
but like the moon
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and the arcane magic of the night
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