Monthly Archives: May 2017

Friday, 12 May 2017 – and It’s Raining

Musings in Spring: Virginia Woolf “How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with … Continue reading

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A Cloudy Thursday in May, 2017

Musings in Spring: Albert Camus “In order to understand the world, one has to turn away from it on occasion.” Art.for Spring – Part I of VI: Andre Balyon (Dutch, contemporary) Below – “Yosemite Falls” Musings in Spring: Charles Bukowski … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Musings in May

Musings in Spring: J. B. Priestly “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” Art for Spring – Part … Continue reading

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A Pleasant Tuesday in May, 2017

Musings in Spring: Buddha “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.” Art for Spring – Part I of V: Donald Baechler (American, contemporary) Below – Untitled A … Continue reading

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Monday Morning in the Rain

Musings in Spring: Galileo Galilei “The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” Art for Spring – … Continue reading

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The First Sunday in May, 2017

Musings in Spring: Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. “We move much too fast, and too frequently, to pause to savor landscapes or avoid disfiguring clutter.” Art for Spring – Part I of VI: Alexander Astahov (Russian, contemporary) Below – “Study Room” … Continue reading

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And So I Begin Another Year in This World . . .

“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.” Art for Spring – Part I of V: Piao Zhekui (Chinese, contemporary) Below – “The Path Home” A … Continue reading

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Another Birthday – 5 May 2017

Happy Childrens’ Day (Japan) In the words of one writer, “Spring days begin when the sun bursts through grey sky and little wild flowers bloom into paradise meadows. In Japan, flying carp-shaped windsocks known as koinobori signal the changing of … Continue reading

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A Rainy Thursday in May

Musings in Spring: Wendell Berry “The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” Art … Continue reading

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The First Wednesday in May, 2017

Musings in Spring: Walt Whitman “Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.” Art for Spring – Part I of VI: Karel … Continue reading

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