* From Open House for Butterflies by Ruth Krauss, illustration by Maurice Sendak
“If your job is to eat a frog, eat it first thing in the morning, and if your job is to eat two frogs, eat the big one first” – Mark Twain (Quote: washingtonpost.com / Illustration: freevintageillustrations.com)
“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso © Gjon Mili (The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Song for today: Thomas Dybdahl – Something Real
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. – Gustave FlaubertMono Lake, CA Song for today: Methyl Ethel – Depth Perception
Looking to make some sense of it on this sad day I found this quote and it gave me hope: I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead, so why be afraid of death, when death comes all the time?” – John Updike Song for today: Sufjan Stevens – Death With Dignity
A man’s true character comes out when he’s drunk. – Charlie Chaplin I know black & white, silent movies are a thing of the past, but the art of Charlie Chaplin is simply timeless. An all-time favorite of mine, please enjoy!
“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke Song for today: Amadou & Miriam – Wily Kataso (feat. Tunde & Kyp of TV on the Radio)
“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” – Carl Sagan, Cosmos Cool fact: The Apollo astronauts were sent to the moon with modified Hasselblad cameras strapped to their chests. © NASA Images Song for today: Madonna – Lucky Star