A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
The Arabs loved the new toys. Bicycles they called devil-horses, the children of cars, who were themselves sons and daughters of trains. It gave us three generations of mechanical transport.
T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
I’m never going to look at my bicycle the same way again, now that she’s the granddaughter of a train. What a gorgeous image.