“I will cover you with love when next I see you,
with caresses, with ecstasy.
I want to gorge you with all the joys of the flesh so that
you will faint and die. I want you to be amazed
by me and confess to yourself that you had never even dreamed
of such transports…
When you are old, I want you to recall those few hours, I want your dry bones to
quiver with joy when you think of them.”
~ Gustave Flaubert, famous French writer to his Louise Collete.
Monsiuer Flaubert was nothing if not arduously ambitious.
A woman of that era…”Madame d’Haussonville.” Painted by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French Romantic painter (1780 – 1867).