Art and the philosophy of life

Archive for November, 2013

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Early Christmas shopping for friends

Early Christmas shopping for friends

Giving

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Yin & Yang

Yin & Yang

Light & Dark

White flowers can teach us that like humans, they change when exposed to different environments or situations.

ideas…

are
things
we
pass
around
and
try
on
until
we
find
those
that
fit
our
reality
then
we
keep
them
until
we
out
grow
them
or
something
better
and
more
interesting
comes
along

Quote…

“Make it a rule of life never to regret and never look back.
We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour;
in other words, we are the hero of our own story.”

–Mary McCarthy, American author and critic

Quote:  The Ultimate Pocket Positives/Second anthology

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Have a wonderful weekend

Have a wonderful weekend

It’s Christmas time

Christmas is the most magical time because we only celebrate it once a year.  Humans, as a group, get bored easily and anything that is repetitive (our lives) we stop seeing and just do out of habit.  If we had outdoor lights on all of the houses, all of the time, we would eventually stop seeing them as beautiful and exciting…in fact we would stop seeing them at all.  So Christmas is magical because it’s out of the ordinary.  It’s not an everyday event.  Santa isn’t sitting in the mall, in a big chair, surrounded by reindeer, everyday.  Kids would stop wanting to visit or talk to him and Santa would become part of the fixtures and disappear.  If we had Christmas trees in our homes year-round they would become meaningless.  They would be like a chair or table, just part of the furniture.  People often say that we should keep Christmas in our hearts all year long, and yes, I know they mean the giving spirit but really, we aren’t made to do that.  Giving and receiving would become old and expected or boring…it would lose it’s meaning and be taken for granted, just part of the “routine” of daily life.   Being unable to keep the Christmas Spirit alive all year long is what makes Christmas the most magical time of the year.   So enjoy this once a year celebration and be happy that we can have fun and be a little  crazy because Christmas only comes around once a year and that is exactly what makes it magical.   Fa la la la la…la la la la.

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Flowers

Flowers

Garfield Park Conservatory

November 30th

Today is Mark Tawin’s birthday.

the darkness was…

out
playing
among
the
Christmas
lights
seeing
just
how
close
it
could
get
to
the
bulbs
before
it
disappeared
it’s
a
game
the
night
enjoys

 

right
now
the
darkness
is
hovering
above
a
mug
of
hot
chocolate
soaking
up
the
steam

 

once
it’s
had
enough
it’s
going
out
again
like
a
moth
drawn
to
a
flame
the
holiday
lights
are
too
good
to
resist

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Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory

Pipes

I went though the wrong door, at the conservatory, and this is what I found.

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Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park Conservatory

Domed roof

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