Very few words this blog. Just a few truly beautiful images (at least to me) to peruse, from wikimedia commons. with quotes at the bottom, as usual.
An ancient statue, of the mythical character Enkidu.
Next up, a favorite of mine, from Katsushika Hokusai, from his Ghost stories series.
This next one is a painting of George Washington from 1772, By Charles Wilson Peale
Last up, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Annunciation.
That’s it for me. Later!
Today’s Nuggets, Via Wikiquote: The skies roared with thunder and the earth heaved, Then came darkness and a stillness like death. Lightening smashed the ground and fires blazed out; Death flooded from the skies. When the heat died and the fires went out, The plains had turned to ash. The Epic Of Gilgamesh
All I have produced before the age of seventy is not worth taking into account. At seventy-three I have learned a little about the real structure of nature, of animals, plants, trees, birds, fishes and insects. In consequence when I am eighty, I shall have made still more progress. At ninety I shall penetrate the mystery of things; at one hundred I shall certainly have reached a marvelous stage; and when I am a hundred and ten, everything I do, be it a dot or a line, will be alive. I beg those who live as long as I to see if I do not keep my word. Written at the age of seventy five by me, once Hokusai, today Gwakyo Rojin, the old man mad about drawing. Katsushika Hokusai
If men are to be precluded from offering their sentiments on a matter which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences that can invite the consideration of mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. George Washington
What is fair in men, passes away, but not so in art. Leonardo Da Vinci