“Often the object of a desire, when desire is transformed into hope, becomes more real than reality itself.”
An illustrated voyage into history’s greatest imaginary places.
True happiness is to enjoy the present,
without anxious dependence upon the future,
not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have which is sufficient,
for he that is so wants nothing.
The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach.
A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.
A photo by Vivian Maier, Chicago, 1950s
The crushing Titanic headline is seen being held by young paperboy outside the Oceanic House offices of White Star Line, the owner of the Titanic. Edward (Ned) John Parfett, the boy holding the paper in the iconic image, would be killed in World War I–less than six years later–at the age of 22.
1912, Photographer unknown.