Desert talking to Lawrence of Arabia  by Clo Sed

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“All men dream: but not equally.
Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds
wake in the day to find that it was vanity
but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men,
for they may act their dream with open eyes,
to make it possible.”

“The desert was held in a crazed communism by which Nature and the elements were for the free use of every known friendly person for his own purposes and no more.”

T. E. Lawrence, (1888 – 1935)
“The Seven Pillars of Wisdom”

“You wonder what I am doing? Well, so do I, in truth. Days seem to dawn, suns to shine, evenings to follow, and then I sleep. What I have done, what I am doing, what I am going to do, puzzle and bewilder me. Have you ever been a leaf and fallen from your tree in autumn and been really puzzled about it? That’s the feeling.”

Letter to Eric Kennington (6 May 1935)


  • Heather King
    Heather Kingabout 3 years ago

    this is out of this world!!! surreal, haunting, profound, entrancing

  • very touched you liked it Heather
    because your soul is such a sensitive one

    – Clo Sed

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanabout 3 years ago

    Wow Gorgeous !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mais je ne savais pas que tu avais voyagé si loin :-))))))))))
    C’est absolument superbe Magali !!!!

  • Je voyage très loin
    avec pas grand chose….
    mais le désert me fait rêver , oui
    et Peter O ’Toole en Lawrence , les yeux perdus dans le désert
    je ne rêve plus
    je me pâme !!!!!!!

    C’est un personnage qui me touche infiniment
    considération guerrières mises à part
    son amour de l’Histoire et des peuples est une grande leçon de sagesse

    Merci pour le “gorgeous”,
    j’adore quand tu me parles anglais, c’est classssssss

    – Clo Sed

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanabout 3 years ago

    … et n’oublies pas de l’ajouter à notre groupe creative images

  • après la leçon que je me suis prise
    j’oserais même pas dire non !!!!!!
    1 598 734 (au moins çà!)

    – Clo Sed

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 3 years ago

    Lawrence would relate to this… beautiful work, as always, and the quotes are quite relevant today.

  • I’m so happy you read the quotes
    he’s a fabulous soul to me….
    and you are so right Margot, it’s relevant today


    – Clo Sed

  • Patrick Monnier
    Patrick Monnierabout 3 years ago

    Cette haute et fière silhouette évoque intensément celle de Lawrence. Il me vient l’envie d’oser cette paraphrase de Vian: L’élégance est la fierté du désespoir.

  • Vian est un des plus libres esprits qui soit
    j’apprécie infiniment ce petit pont entre ces deux âmes là ……..

    L’élégance de l’âme est le plus pur des trésors…..

    Il ne s’achète pas…

    Merci pour tes mots

    – Clo Sed

  • birgitt
    birgittabout 3 years ago

    Magnifique !!!

  • Oh Birgitt !!!!
    you’re back !!!!!
    Merci, et contente de t’entendre !

    – Clo Sed

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiabout 3 years ago

    So clever Magali. Bravo!

  • Merci Denis!!!!

    – Clo Sed

  • Rhoufi
    Rhoufiabout 3 years ago

    An inspired photo, Magali! You crop the world to reveal its beauty. When I saw it in the feed I thought it was a nun in a storm, but now I see the beautiful association with Lawrence of Arabia. Lovely quotes, too. Bravo Madame; this is sooo.. you ;-)))

  • To be honest
    this image when I saw it, drinking a coffee,
    just made me dream
    I was in the desert
    I really was……

    Have you read this book “The seven Pillars of wisdom”?
    Add it to your list!

    Thank you for your words

    – Clo Sed

  • Bluesrose
    Bluesroseabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic work!

  • Thank you so much !

    – Clo Sed

  • shallay
    shallayabout 3 years ago

    Otherworldly elegance – and room for dreams. Outstanding.

  • “room for dreams” are such beautiful words
    my favorite room for sure
    thank you for your nice words

    – Clo Sed

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