Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Cherub In The Garden & Other Backyard Images


One grand great life throbs through earth's giant heart,
and mighty waves of single Being roll from nerve-less germ to man, for we are part of every rock and bird and beast and hill,one with the things that prey on us, and one with what we kill.
~Oscar Wilde, Panthea






Ayn's Cherub




Ayn's Cherub






















Forest


The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
~ Albert Einstein

13 comments:

  1. What amazing words. I guess I expected then form Albert Einstein, but Oscar Wilde was a pleasant surprise - I never realized he was deep!

    I know, I'm an unwashed, unread plebe. But I'm still growing.

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  2. Beautiful. I love the photos and the words.

    It's been an Oscar Wilde kind of day.I'm reading a book of his plays and watch a 2002 version of The Importance of Being Earnest as I worked today.

    I love the symmetry of this.

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  3. The Einstein quote is perfect.

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  4. Reading those thoughts and looking at your pictures was such a lovely way to begin my day.

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  5. CR: Oscar Wilde, it seems to me, had many facets. I don't think his work and words would have survived were he not in possesion of depth.

    DCup: I'm currently a "reader in remission" (don't know why but I can't concentrate on books; only articles and such) but I'd love to watch The Importance of Being Earnest somtime. I'll look for it on Netflix.

    Bluebear: Thanks so much. Beautiful slide show. I love all your experimentations with various "tools" out there for us image freaks. You're a great resource for what works.

    Bobbie: thank you, my friend!

    Patricia: I'm so, so glad my post made a difference in your morning. Truly. I look forward to checking out your page.

    Sherry: Thank you. I'm so glad you muse is flowing again. And keep up the audio of your readings. I love it!

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  6. Excellent post. I needed some beauty today.

    BTW, I blogrolled you, if you don't mind ...

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  7. Hey, Beth. I'm glad you blogrolled me, as I've been wanting to ask if I could blogroll you. Awesome!

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  8. What a beautiful garden and the quote is powerful.

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  9. Thank you, Lin. We keep a pretty wild yard and we prefer it that way. The cherub has been in the yard long before I lived here. This is my partner's parents' house and it his father who brought the cherub birdbath when the childrew who grew up here were little - the early to mid 50s.

    I hope your mom is doing better, by the way.

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  10. Ayn's cherub? Ayn Rand?

    Google has linked my latest post to this of yours. Sorry to comment 4 years late.

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  11. Vincent - no, no; not Ayn Rand. Ayn is Wayne's late wife. She passed away before he and I met.

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