Every Tuesday, we share photographs from our recent or long-ago travels, or just everyday stuff that appealed to our mindful eye and sharp sensibilities as captured through fleeting images.
Welt Der Marionetten (World of String Puppets) in Salzburg
We watched a marionette theatre show while we were in Salzburg (which I plan to share next week). These photos, however, were taken elsewhere – at the Hohensalzburg Fortress where a marionette museum can also be found.
“Because to take away a man’s freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet and not a person.”
― Madeleine L’Engle
“Carried away in a sort of dream, he smiled, then he began to hurry back towards the lady; he was walking faster than usual, and his shoulders swayed backwards and forwards, right and left, in the most absurd fashion; altogether he looked, so utterly had he abandoned himself to it, ignoring all other considerations, as though he were the lifeless and wire-pulled puppet of his own happiness.”
― Marcel Proust,
“As soon as he reached home, Geppetto took his tools and began to cut and shape the wood into a Marionette.”
― Carlo Collodi,
“We’re all puppets, Laurie. I’m just a puppet who can see the strings.”
― Alan Moore,
“Which is what one always hopes will happen: for life to take over and be bigger and more marvelous than what we can dream up on our own.
Life doesn’t need magic to be magical.
(But a little bit sure doesn’t hurt.)”
― Laini Taylor,