Archive | December, 2015

Go Numb

31 Dec

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“If you keep repeating the things you have no interest in, you go numb.”

—Deepak Chopra

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Without You

29 Dec

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Not Bothering

27 Dec

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 “Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”

—Winnie-the-Pooh

I can’t believe I am posting a quote from Winnie-the-Pooh.

Merry Christmas!

25 Dec

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“I’ve got a feeling
This year’s for me and you
So happy Christmas
I love you baby
I can see a better time
When all our dreams come true.”

From the song Fairytale of New York by The Pogues

What are you doing today? I hope you are with family and friends. If you are by yourself, you can watch a good movie or shows on Netflix, go for a walk, do something creative, listen to lots of music. 

Thank you for reading my blog and I look forward to creating more posts and reading your comments.

My Heart In The Sky

24 Dec

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“The flavor of Pippa’s kiss stayed with me all the way back uptown, melting with sorrow and loveliness, a starry ache that lifted me up above the windswept city like a kite: my head in the rainclouds, my heart in the sky.”

—Donna Tartt

Illustration by Maria Pia Franzoni.

You Have To Relate

22 Dec
Young Man and Woman in an Inn ("Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart") Artist: Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83–1666 Haarlem) Date: 1623 Medium: Oil on canvas

Young Man and Woman in an Inn (“Yonker Ramp and His Sweetheart”)
Artist: Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83–1666 Haarlem) Date: 1623
Medium: Oil on canvas

“To have a filling relationship, you have to relate.”

—Deepak Chopra

Yep.

Painting courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I Said Nothing

20 Dec
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Tea Leaves Artist: William McGregor Paxton (American, Baltimore, Maryland 1869–1941 Boston, Massachusetts ) Date: 1909 Medium: Oil on canvas

“Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.”

—Robert Benchley

Painting courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

What Remains

18 Dec
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Madonna and Child Artist: Carlo Crivelli (Italian, Venice (?), active by 1457–died 1495 Ascoli Piceno) Date: ca. 1480 Medium: Tempera and gold on wood

“When you let go of any illusion, what remains must be real.”

—Deepak Chopra

Yep.

Painting courtesy of The Metropolitan Art Museum.

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I Am Bliss

16 Dec

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Contempt For Where You Live

14 Dec
El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1540/41–1614 Toledo) View of Toledo, ca. 1598–99 Oil on canvas; 47 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. (121.3 x 108.6 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.6) http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/436575

El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos) (Greek, Iráklion (Candia) 1540/41–1614 Toledo)
View of Toledo, ca. 1598–99
Oil on canvas; 47 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. (121.3 x 108.6 cm)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

“I don’t understand having contempt for where you live. I do understand worrying that you don’t have a value here and taking that stance as a means of survival…”

—Mindy Kaling

Painting courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Living where I live, it has been difficult.

Some Things Will Go On Forever

12 Dec

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Christmas-Time, The Blodgett Family Artist: Eastman Johnson (American, Lovell, Maine 1824–1906 New York) Date: 1864 Medium: Oil on canvas

“You think some things will go on forever — your children will always be small, your husband will always be alive — but time passes… Memory is our most fertile souvenir.”

—Patti Smith

Painting courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Substance of Happiness

9 Dec

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“Few things things break us out of our routines and awaken us to the living substance of happiness more powerfully than travel.”

—Maria Popova

Scary Things

7 Dec

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There are more scary things inside than outside.

The Greatest Weapon

5 Dec

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“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

– William James

Swim As Far As You Can

3 Dec
A summer night in northern Norway.

A summer night in northern Norway.

Life And Death Matter

1 Dec

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“If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you’ll die a lot of times.”

Dean Smith

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