“The certain prospect of death could sweeten every life with a precious and fragrant drop of levity; and now you strange apothecary souls have turned it into an ill-tasting drop of poison that makes the whole of life repulsive.” Friedrich Nietzsche Featured Image: What Freedom! by Ilya Repin
The doctor led Thankful and Buck through the short, cool hallway to the adjacent room reserved for hopeless cases. There lay the lieutenant asleep. “He’s not dead, is he?” Buck asked from the doorway, craning his neck to see. “No, Buck,” the doctor replied and turned to Thankful. “You may want to say your last…
How true this sentence. The squeaky wheel gets the attention. Still waters run deep. Heroes are often times so flamboyant. Victims, when photographed well, move others to tears. But what about the quiet man? Quiet men intrigue me. The quiet purposes of men suffering in silence so often lead to misunderstanding and lack of empathy….
An interesting analysis of one of my favorite paintings by Winslow Homer on SPENCER’S PAINTING OF THE WEEK
Today a short post. I’m curious. Have you ever set out to write one thing only to have something totally different and surprising break through? Tell us about your surprises in life and writing. I’m anxious to hear from you all! ***Featured Image: The Small Meadows in Spring by Alfred Sisley
DRUNK LINKS: THE FIVE STAGES OF INEBRIATION A TIMELINE OF DRUNK SYNONYMS ARTISTS AND ALCOHOL featured image: ‘Hip Hip Hurrah!’ Peder Severin Kroyer, Goteborgs Konstmuseum
“One of the sad things today is that so many people are frightened by the wonder of their own presence. They are dying to tie themselves into a system, a role, or to an image, or to a predetermined identity that other people have actually settled on for them. This identity may be totally at…
LINK: THE LIES OF ‘THE CROWN’ AND ‘THE POST’ Image courtesy Vanity Fair
Winslow Homer “Sleigh Ride” (Clark Art Institute)
Thanks to my new and old friends. Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving! ***Dancing Lesson by Thomas Eakins
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