Love, mystery, and drama

Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh

You have seen this painting before. It is Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh (click to enlarge).

Now look closely … see the man in the doorway? Is he exiting, entering or, is he watching someone? Could he be listening in on the conversation between the two hatted women in the front?

And the woman who seems to be squatting near the Cafe wall? Is she taking care of an infant? But what is she doing out at this hour with an infant?

And the nun on the right? She seems to be getting a kiss from a man tenderly bending forward with his hands to himself.

If others see this painting they will see a completely different scene. But that is the beauty of art. We all see something different.

Art is a fabulous blogging and writing inspiration. You could write a book from what I see in this van Gogh painting. It could be a mystery or a drama.

Forbidden love made the woman run away after she gave birth. She just arrived in this new town and needed some rest and nourishment. The man in the entrance is a private detective hired by her high-society parents to bring her back home. Will she be able to keep her baby or, will her parents force her to give it up for adoption?

The two hatted women, are they dozing off? Are they exhausted after a day of sightseeing and shopping? Maybe they have waiting for mother & child to arrive to escort them to a safe house. And the nun, maybe she is torn between affection for a first love and her final choice. Every year they meet at the same place and at the same time.

Blog inspiration is everywhere.


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