"On n'aime que ce qu'on ne possede pas tout entier." (We only love what we do not wholly possess) -Marcel Proust
Happy February! With this short, Super Bowl filled, cold month upon us, it means Valentine's Day is around the corner. And while your honey might have football on the brain over flowers, there are a few sweet options to remind him or her of your undying love. Pigeon Post has created a lovely set of six postcards shaped like stamps that are inspired by "myths, folklores and ancient stories from around the world based on the theme of undying love." Always on the look out for South Asian inspired art, the Radha Krishna print initially caught my eye which led me to find and read their love story. Which then peaked my curiosity and led me to read the New Zealand tale of Himemoa and Tutanekai (pictured top image, bottom right postcard). You see the trend..each one of the stories is worth a read. It will be especially helpful in picking the postcard that best describes your love story for Valentine's Day or really any day. Framing the whole collection would also make a great and conversation-starting art piece.
The love stories:
Radha Krishna (Hindu)
Pygmalion and Galatea (Greek)
Hinemoa and Tutanekai (Aotearoa)
The Butterfly Lovers (Chinese)
A Midsummer Nights Dream (English)
Pyramus and Thisbe (Babylonian)
These illustrated postcards are available at Pigeon Post's online Etsy store.