“In August in Mississippi there’s a few days somewhere about the middle of the month when suddenly there’s a foretaste of fall, it’s cool, there’s a lambence, a soft, a luminous quality to the light, as though it came not from just today but from back in the old classic times. It might have fauns and satyrs and the gods from Olympus in it somewhere. It lasts just for a day or two, then it’s gone…”
From William Faulkner, “Light in August.” Illustration by Kay Nielsen, “Loves’ Faces III: The Faun,” 1911.
Text and image source: Edmund Dulac https://www.facebook.com/189134157844043/posts/3114935955263834/