Art and the philosophy of life

Archive for November, 2014

Flowers…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALife on a stem…birth, aging, blight and death all played out daily in the garden on a single stem.  The world of flowers.  Interesting and beautiful.

I have a problem with this…

there is

only one happiness

in life-

to love

and be loved

–George Sand

Anytime you confine something to ONE way of believing or thinking about it, you lose the ability to see the bigger picture.  There are a BILLION ways to be happy in life and “to love and be loved” IS NOT THE ONLY WAY TO BE HAPPY!

Sayings like this are ridiculous.  They cut people off from seeing happiness in everything around them.  I saw this on a PLATE yesterday.  You can’t take things at face value.  This is a negative saying.  It’s EXTREMELY LIMITING and that’s never good.  It’s saying that if you don’t have love you can’t be happy and that’s insane.

I know many people will think I’m crazy, but these sayings have an insidious way of getting into the minds of the masses and THEY DON’T MEAN ANYTHING OR MAKE ANY SENSE.  This saying isn’t profound, it’s isn’t romantic, it’s LIMITING and harmful. We need to be happy no matter what’s going on.  Love is not the only route to happiness, there are many routes and that’s great because we are all different and need different pathways to happiness and everything else.   Hey, I’m just sayin’.

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Remember…

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The weather outside is…

delightful
people
smiling
open
light
weight
coats
laughter
Xmas
cheer
and
strangers
talking
to
each
other

 

 

winter
joy
is
often
measured
in
degrees

 

 

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Snowpeople are so cool…I mean that…literally:)

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Death…a gift from my daughter:)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADebbie bought this for me today to celebrate Conversations with Death/A Love Story.  It’s fabulous.  Yay, for presents:)

Freight…

IMG_1438I tired to get some cool graffiti but the train was flying by.  Extremely fast freight, but and a cool train.

Fun gift wrapping…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love to wrap gifts using all kinds of things:)

Holly…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHolly’s sister made her a warm cloak for winter.  The fuzzy part was added around the hood and down the front because Clara, one of the lambs who was helping with the lining, said that it had to be done.  So Clara got some material and used a grater on it, roughing it up until it looked like a proper fuzzy.  Holly loves her coat and the fact that Holly and Clara put so much effort into making it for her.

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Merry, merry…

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