Monthly Archives: August 2018

:: A few stories ::

“You need a village, if only for the pleasure of leaving it. A village means that you are not alone, knowing that in the people, the trees, the earth, there is something that belongs to you, waiting for you when … Continue reading

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:: Marché des éclusiers ::

“I’d rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; Because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I’d rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; For a might-have-been has never been, but … Continue reading

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:: Just for today… ::

     Just for today I’m going to try to make a better painting. We’re not talking Sistine Chapel here, just a piece of joy begun and ended between sunup and sundown.      Just for today I’ll be happy … Continue reading

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:: The Art Spirit ::

In considering lines as a means of drawing, it is well to remember that the line practically does not exist in nature. It is a convention we use. — The Art Spirit by Robert Henri For those of you who … Continue reading

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:: A few tries later… ::

Great love is never justified. It’s like the little tree that springs up in some inexplicable fashion on the side of a cliff: where are its roots, what does it feed on, what miracle produces those green leaves? — Wisława … Continue reading

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:: Simple things… ::

Grandpa was a carpenter, he built houses, stores and banks, he chain-smoked Camel cigarettes and hammered nails in planks. He was level-on-the-level, shaved even every door, and voted for Eisenhower ’cause Lincoln won the war. — John Prine Sounds like … Continue reading

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:: Song of the Open Road ::

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,  Healthy, free, the world before me,  The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.  Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,  Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone … Continue reading

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