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Just Out of the Sea by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida (1915)

Joaquin Sorolla (Valencian Spanish, Impressionism, 1863-1923): Just Out of the Sea, 1915. Oil on canvas, 130 x 155 cm. Museo Sorolla, Madrid, Spain. Of Interest: http://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssen/ficha_artista/536 Of interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_Sorolla

Joaquin Sorolla (Valencian Spanish, Impressionism, 1863-1923): Just Out of the Sea, 1915. Oil on canvas, 130 x 155 cm. Museo Sorolla, Madrid, Spain.
Of Interest: http://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssen/ficha_artista/536
Of interest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joaqu%C3%ADn_Sorolla

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On Cassatt’s Breakfast in Bed

What are you thinking of, Mother Dear,

as you clasp your cherubic child before

you and gaze off into the distance

between courses of honeyed tea and buttery toast?

The movements of the moon?

Mathematical proofs?

Mycology and mineralogy?

Or the sweet deliciousness of another few minutes of sleep,

so you can dream you live in a world where

mothers are the engineers of their own mornings?