As per our art challenge I also added a further quotation that comes from an old French proverb. It reads:
La vie est à moitié finie avant que l’on sache en quoi elle consiste
There needed to be a connecting line across the pages for compositional purposes, so postage stamps featuring flowers and matching colours were added in the two opposite corners of the spread. If I had known when I started in what direction the pages would move, I might have used less happy looking colours but in a way that contrast too tells it's own story.