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[Photo Journal] Swarovski Museum’s Psychedelic Painted Lights (Part 3 of 4)

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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.

Psychedelic Painted Lights Inside the Swarovski Museum (Part 3 of 4)

Over the past several weeks, I have been featuring the wonders of the Swarovski Museum. Here is Part 3 of 4.

i am a museum full of art
but you had your eyes shut 
― Rupi Kaur, Milk and Honey

Real museums are places where Time is transformed into Space. 
― Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence

“…That’s why we have the Museum, Matty, to remind us of how we came, and why: to start fresh, and begin a new place from what we had learned and carried from the old.” 
― Lois Lowry, Messenger

“My brain is a museum, but alas, I’m the only visitor, and even I am not terribly interested in the displays.”
Hezekiah laughed, but there was affection in it. “I would love nothing better than to visit there. But I’m afraid I’d be tempted to loot the place, and carry it all away with me.” 
― Orson Scott Card, Heartfire
“Langdon had often suspected his attraction to the art world as a young
boy sprang from his love of museums’ wide open spaces.” 
― Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous [person], the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist, the [person] in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable.
― Henry Miller, Stand Still Like the Hummingbird
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
― William Faulkner

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. 
― Henry Ward Beecher

Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the soul. 
― Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art

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Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

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