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“Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception.” –Stan Brakhage

    As we eye the stars, we see ourselves. It’s a matter of self-perception.

“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see.” Anais Nin

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“We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.” –R.D. Laing

      Some participants in the human race are running late, others ahead of schedule.

“There’s no present. There’s only the immediate future and the recent past.” George Carlin

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“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.” −Jean-Luc Godard

 How many of us are strangers to ourselves?

“People forget who they are; they always remain with an identity which is not the real self. It is just a projected self which does not exist, but they identify with this projected self appearance.” −Lobsang Tenzin Read more

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.” –Susan Orlean

   On top of the world, a snow day is as common as the cold.

“The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.” Margaret Atwood 

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“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.” –Tom Robbins

flashback-a-serues-by-pierre-leducThis is the story of an ageless bundle of joy.

“The creative adult is the child who has survived.” –Ursula K. Le Guin

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“To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.” –Sri Aurobindo

O Canada’s web site had a melt-down this week, overheated by yanks seeking asylum. The good news is there is abundant building material for igloos. The bad news is heightened risk of collisions with snow birds.

“In this world, a good time to laugh is anytime you can.” –Linda Ellerbee

Today, perhaps more than ever, the home of the brave is a parallel universe.

“Some things are so serious you have to laugh at them.” –Niels Bohr

With cuckoos running the asylum, laughter is the only antidote for madness.  

“The highest state is laughter.” –Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Not to say everything isn’t going south in a hand basket and the gods couldn’t care less, but that there is good news nevertheless.

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” –Michael Altshuler

 

“Maybe some of today’s papers have too many ‘feel-good’ features, but there is a lot of good news out there.” –Ben Bradlee

1The bad news is, some clowns only laugh at other clowns.

“A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke -and that the joke is oneself.” –Clifton Fadiman

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“Each of the Arts whose office is to refine, purify, adorn, embellish and grace life is under the patronage of a muse, no god being found worthy to preside over them.” -Eliza Farnham

The Tenth Muse - a series by Pierre LeducInspired by a nonet of goddesses, aka the Muses, creative humans scale Olympian heights.

“O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.” -William Shakespeare Read more

“Disguise our bondage as we will, ‘Tis woman, woman, rules us still.” –Thomas Moore

Shady Lady - a series by Pierre LeducShe is the gods’ gift to the world.

“Until Eve arrived, this was a man’s world.” -Richard Armour Read more

“Most smiles are started by another smile.” –Frank A. Clark

My Hero - a series by Pierre LeducI smile sincerely when I face my hero.

“If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” –Andy Rooney   Read more