MiguelATF

MiguelATF

Posted on 06/14/2013


Photo taken on June 13, 2013


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sculpture
ivory
anguish
taoist
angoisse
Olympus
Buddhist
E-PL5
Toska


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Toska/Angoisse/Anguish

Toska/Angoisse/Anguish
“Toska - noun /ˈtō-skə/ - Russian word roughly translated as sadness, melancholia, lugubriousness.




"No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”
― Vladimir Nabokov
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Chinese ivory sculpture, inherited from my sister Toni.

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