Your faith should be so apparent, that people don’t have to hear you say you’re a Christian in order to know that you are. You should be walking so close to Jesus that people can see who you follow.
Poster for the Ballets Russes. Anna Pavlova in Chopiniana. Théatre du Châtelet, Paris. Illustration by Valentin Serov. 1909. V&A.
Serge Pavlovich Diaghilev (1872-1929) was a ballet impresario and founder of the Ballets Russes. Called dictator, devil, charlatan, sorcerer, charmer - all names of a single man whose unique character and driving ambition caused a ferment in European culture. Diaghilev’s greatest achievement was his dance company - the Ballets Russes.
Growth is not a steady, forward, upward progression. It is indeed a switchback trail: three steps forward, two back, one around the bushes, and a few simply standing, before another forward leap.
Dorothy Corkville Briggs (via thelittleyellowdiary)