View of the Church…, by Thomas Shotter
Room in New York, by Edward Hopper
“The olympians were "the happy gods", "the deathless gods", far removed from suffering mortals destined to die. But in their grief and at the hour of death, men could turn for compassion to the goddess who sorrowed and the goddess who died.”
Mythology, by Edith Hamilton
"That was why he had to undergo those horrible years, suffer nausea, learn the lesson of the madness of an empty, futile life till the end, till he reached bitter despair, so that Siddhartha the pleasure-monger and Siddhartha the man of property could die. e had died and a new Siddhartha had awakened from his sleep. He also would grow old and die. Siddhartha was transitory, all forms were transitory, but today he was young, he was a child -- the new Siddhartha -- and he was very happy."
Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse