[M]an has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
A 17th Century Dutch Interior, Marcel Hess. (1878 - 1948)
And she is the reader
who browses the shelf
and looks for new worlds
but finds herself.
"Nothing makes you think about death quite like a birthday. For no writer is this a more appropriate paradox than for Mary Shelley, who was born on August 30th, 1797. Shelley’s most famous work, the reason why we remember her birth 217 years after it occurred, is Frankenstein, which tells the story of a young doctor who creates a living being out of dead body parts, leading to much sorrow.”
When anything good happens to you in your day, give thanks. It doesn’t matter how small it is, say thank you. When you get the perfect parking space, hear your favorite song on the radio, approach a light that turns green, or find an empty seat on the bus or train, say thank you. These are all good things that you are receiving from life.
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it.
Spring Stories. Greg Harris (American, b 1953). Oil on canvas.
Though his subject matter is varied, Harris is most well known for his paintings of beautiful and sensitive women in period settings. He carries forth the traditions of impressionism, while modifying and redefining the art form to make it his own.
The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love with no intention of loving her.
Patrick Girouard was assigned the task of creating the visuals for the 2013 Illinois Library Association’s iREAD® Summer reading project. The theme was “Have Book Will Travel” and here is his journey around the world.
What a trip!
My current read…