Love survives five-hundred years of dust to rekindle the bittersweet romance between the ghost of Sandro Botticelli and a retired art history professor.
“So, on this, the longest night of the year, I listen intently to the shadows, deep in my own midwinter when it’s most fitting that I pay heed to the ghosts of my regrets. Feeling perfectly young on the inside with the irreconcilable difference of old-age on the outside is a war of physics, and like most fear-based prophecies, it was bound to be a self-fulfilling one.”
“Forty-six years ago, when Sandro Botticelli’s self portrait first stared into my eyes, soul-to-soul, I almost believed in heaven. I blinked first but I’ve never once looked away.”– Linton Ross, the winter solstice, December 21, 2013
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Veronica Knox has a Fine Arts Degree from the University of Alberta, where she studied Art History, Classical Studies, and Painting. In her career as a graphic designer, illustrator, private art teacher, and ‘fine artist,’ she has also worked with the brain-injured and autistic, developing new theories of hand-to-eye-to-mind connection.
Veronica lives on the west coast of Canada, supporting local animal rescue shelters, painting, writing, editing other author’s novels, and championing the conservation of tigers and elephants, and their habitats.
Her artwork and visuals to support ‘Second Lisa’ may be viewed on her website - www.veronicaknox.com