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Mirror Monday Quote by Terence (Publius Terentius Afer)

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“I bid him look into the lives of men as though into a mirror, and from others to take an example for himself. “ ~ Terence [Publius Terentius Afer] in Adelphoe (The Brothers), 1.415 In the Lewis family, we joke about a genetic predilection for learning the hard way. While personal experience and natural consequences […]

Mirror Monday Quote by Lawrence Durrell

By Leonardo da Vinci - Bortolon, The Life and Times of Leonardo, Paul Hamlyn, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1647206

“Our inventions mirror our secret wishes.” ~ Lawrence Durrell “Necessity is the mother of invention,” is the old saying. Perhaps that is true of mechanical inventions, and I’m very grateful for air conditioners, dishwasher, and washing machines. What would it be like to have the mind of a visionary inventor, such as Leonardo da Vinci […]

Poetry Friday & Summer Poem Swap 2016 Poem #1

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It’s Poetry Friday! The round-up will be hosted by my friend Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference! It’s also time for the Summer Poem Swap! My PF friend Donna Smith from Mainely Write intuited that in my secret life I’m a “bag lady” — I have tote bags and reusable grocery bags galore! But this […]

Mirror Monday Quote by George Bernard Shaw

By Gustav Klimt - 1. The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.2. Neue Galerie New York, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=153485

“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.” ~ George Bernard Shaw Last night we watched “Woman in Gold,” a movie about real-life Holocaust survivor Maria Altmann. She is famous for suing the Austrian government over the ownership of several paintings, most notably a portrait […]