Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -- Mark Twain
the marvels of daily life caught
My favorite pic of Picasso.
“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” — Robert Doisneau
I have had Paris on the brain lately: two couples (friends of mine) have gone/are going to Paris for honeymoons this spring; I just read A Moveable Feast (Hemingway) and The Paris Wife (McLain)--both set primarily in Paris; I recently watched "Midnight in Paris" and "Forget Paris;" I've been listening to more French music in the last weeks than I ever had in my entire life...Jeanne Aubert, Edith Piaf, Jean Laurent, Julien Duvivier, Maurice Yvain, Maurice Chevalier, Charles Trenet, Jean Sablon, Emile Carrara, Guillaume de Chassy and the list goes on and on. I can't get enough of Paris' sounds and any glimpses of it. I want to go to Paris TODAY!
It was a nice treat to stumble upon Robert Dosineau today at Google--his is the featured GOOGLE background art because today would have been his 100th bday. Thought I would share some of the sights of Paris that I've been oggling this morning. Happy weeknd and enjoy!
Every time we try to identify God, we are sure to identify what he is —
what she is certainly not. And the genius of God to dwell where we would
least likely look, within the depths of our own being, our own
shallowness, our own darkness, our own humanity. --Martin Sheen
My friend Pamerama was kind enough to share this great, On Being, podcast interview of Martin Sheen. I chose to read the podcast interview transcript instead, to I might better process Sheen's statements.
I too am Catholic, but you don't need to be to enjoy. Sheen examines his return journey to faith and spirituality, and it's just wonderful.
A great read before New Years revelry.
Happiest New Years' Eve to you and yours! Be safe, be merry, be young tonight!
Come and support Gould Farm (the oldest therapeutic community in the United States), as they embark on their 5k Running for Recovery! Can't make it?! You can still support them, just check out the above link.
If you need to be reminded why you became a Librarian, or why libraries are amazing places, and still so relevant in the 21st century, watch this and be inspired.
“If you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer If youre a pretender com sit by my fire For we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in! Come in!” --Shel Silverstein