Everything Love

Emile Claus (1849 - 1924) - Les bords de la Lys, 1920

Let Rizvan angel of paradise have his splendour, let the angels have their praise,” he sings, “let the guilty suffer in hell, let the good enjoy paradise, let the Kings of China and Persia and Rum have this world, but we have our lovely ones, our lovely ones have us! On that day when thou shalt be my spouse, I shall not envy the blessed their delights in paradise. Without thee heaven were a desert; with thee the desert were heaven.” - Abou Said
*Taken either by the American Colony Photo Department or its successor the Matson Photo Service; between 1898 and 1946.