July 21st, 2014
We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it. Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance. We can be sure that whoever sneers at her name as if she were the ornament of a bourgeois past — whether he admits it or not — can no longer pray and soon will no longer be able to love.
Hans Urs von Balthasar, The Glory of the Lord: A Theological Aesthetics: Seeing the Form (via vincentsquotes)
“No”, said Gandalf, “That is not the road that you must take. I have spoken words of hope. But only of hope. Hope is not victory […] . “
- The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien
July 11th, 2014

“Then what shall we do now?” said Gimli. “We cannot pursue them through the whole fastness of Fangorn. We have come ill supplied. If we do not find them soon, we shall be of no use to them, except to sit down beside them and show our friendship by starving together.”
“If that is indeed all we can do, then we must do that, “ said Aragorn “let us go on”

- “The Two Towers” by J.R.R. Tolkien
pg 640-641

June 1st, 2014
Chi, al suo nome [bellezza], increspa al sorriso le labbra, giudicandola come il ninnolo esotico di un passato borghese, di costui si può essere sicuri che - segretamente o apertamente - non è più capace di pregare e, presto, nemmeno di amare
"La percezione della forma - Gloria (volume 1)" by Hans Urs Von Balthasar 
May 29th, 2014
The devil will try to upset you by accusing you of being unworthy of the blessings that you have received. Simply remain cheerful and do your best to ignore the devil’s nagging. If need be even laugh at the absurdity of the situation. Satan, the epitome of sin itself, accuses you have unworthiness! When the devil reminds you of your past, remind him of his future.
St. Teresa of Avila (via invicemsunt)
April 26th, 2014
There is no age limit to enjoy beauty. There is no age limit to play with little pool of water :) - © photonmessage. com -

There is no age limit to enjoy beauty. There is no age limit to play with little pool of water :) - © photonmessage. com -

April 4th, 2014
At aunt’s flat there is always a new amazing piece of past to discover. I wonder what happened to this Church :) - ©photonmessage.com -

At aunt’s flat there is always a new amazing piece of past to discover. I wonder what happened to this Church :) - ©photonmessage.com -

March 29th, 2014
Maybe I am just crazy, but each time I see a lonely stuffed animal in a shop, clearly almost bought or just accidentally left there , I imagine that little thing crying for the missed adventures and looking for a new friend. Who knows if this little guy will find a new home :) - © photonmessage.com -

Maybe I am just crazy, but each time I see a lonely stuffed animal in a shop, clearly almost bought or just accidentally left there , I imagine that little thing crying for the missed adventures and looking for a new friend. Who knows if this little guy will find a new home :) - © photonmessage.com -

March 23rd, 2014
I guess it means “spring is loading” :) - © photonmessage.com -

I guess it means “spring is loading” :) - © photonmessage.com -

March 22nd, 2014
I  the years, a few people made fun or just asked explanation of my habit to walk around with big camera as much as possible…to those who ask for mocking, if I am in bad mood I answer with silence, if I am in good mood, I general answer back “Have I ever asked you to carry my bag? No, then keep making your own business”  …but… For today, here is one of the several explanation: I live at the feet of the most beautiful volcano on earth and if during a walk I get to see a beautiful show…well…it is obvious: I just want  to be ready to collect a bit of this Beauty :) - © photonmessage.com -

I the years, a few people made fun or just asked explanation of my habit to walk around with big camera as much as possible…to those who ask for mocking, if I am in bad mood I answer with silence, if I am in good mood, I general answer back “Have I ever asked you to carry my bag? No, then keep making your own business” …but… For today, here is one of the several explanation: I live at the feet of the most beautiful volcano on earth and if during a walk I get to see a beautiful show…well…it is obvious: I just want to be ready to collect a bit of this Beauty :) - © photonmessage.com -