“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace."
For me, this is an article that desperately needed to be written. Despite not going to a private school or college, I was lucky enough to be able to study art history AS Level (the full A Level was not available). But even then, my class consisted of about 7 girls, all of whom had come from artistic backgrounds, including myself. I spoke to several of my male friends about subject choices over the course of that first year at college, and I was quite surprised at how many of them had considered choosing art history, but backed out because of preconceived ideas about the subject. A sad, sad thing, I think you’ll agree.