Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
— Gustave Flaubert (via observando)
AMBROGIO LORENZETTI, Peaceful Country, detail from Effects of Good Government in the City and in the Country , Sala della Pace, Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, Italy, 1338-1339. fresco. 14th century Italian art.