those who barely missed becoming historic: jean ‘jehan’ prouvaire

Jean Prouvaire was in love; they cultivated a pot of flowers, played on the flute, made verses, loved the people, pitied woman, wept over the child, confounded God and the future in the same confidence, and blamed the Revolution for having caused the fall of a royal head. Their voice was ordinarily delicate, but suddenly grew manly. They were learned even to erudition, and almost an Orientalist. Above all, they were good.



Les Misérables & colours (6/?): Jehan + pale green

Green is a symbol for balance and harmony, reneval and rebirth. In pale shades it is the colour of new growing plants and youthfulness. It inspires hope and generosity while being observant and compassionate yet more reserved than other colours.