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Seasons

Time will pass and seasons will come and go.

Roy Bean

There are seasons in life. Don’t ever let anyone try to deny you the joy of one season because they believe you should stay in another season… Listen to yourself. Trust your instincts. Keep your perspective.

Jane Clayson

Another season passed and we are going back to New York, to our family and friends there.

I will be 81 soon. It’s a very good number!

I read long time ago that in Mongolia “9” is a happy number. 81 = 9 X 9.

Is it nine times happiness?

We are going from stunning sunrises in Florida to terrific sunrises in Queens.

Sunrise in Hollywood, Florida

Sunrise in Hollywood, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise in QUEENS, NY

Sunrise in QUEENS, NY

Everything looks wonderful and full of joy.

I will not post anything for a week.

Please enjoy 750 old posts.

Best to you!

Quotes about women

Before writing more stories about women I want to introduce to you quotes below. They show my understanding of role of women in our world.

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A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Women have always been the strong ones of the world. The men are always seeking from women a little pillow to put their heads down on. They are always longing for the mother who held them as infants.

Coco Chanel

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.

Groucho Marx

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.

Timothy Leary

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I’ve ever met.

Farrah Fawcett

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Quotes about youth

“In youth we learn; in age we understand.”

Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

“Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.”

Aristotle

“You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.”

Dave Barry

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

“There is a fountain of youth: It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring in your life and the lives of people you love.”

Sophia Loren

“The error of youth is to believe that intelligence is a substitute for experience, while the error of age is to believe experience is a substitute for intelligence.”

Ernest Hemingway

“Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope as old as your despair. In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer and courage, so long are you young. When your heart is covered with the snows of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and then only, are you grown old. And then, indeed as the ballad says, you just fade away.”

Douglas MacArthur

Quotes of Stanislav Lec

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
An error becomes an error when born as truth.
Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.
Perhaps God chose me to be an atheist?
Don`t allow the imposition of the liberty of speech before having the liberty of thought.
Be yourself. A horse without the lancer is still a horse; a lancer without the horse is just a man.
Even a word can be a gag.
Do I have no soul as punishment for not believing in the soul?
You have to decide even to hesitate.

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On a huge scale

PHOTO CHALLENGE: SCALE

I was not recently in space and did not make photos of planets to highlight differences in their sizes.

I decided to submit to this challenge a simple photo below taken near our apartment house in Queens.

Everyone can see a difference in size and age between a mother and a daughter on this picture.

However, no scale can measure size and depth of their love to each other.

They are in motion among billions of other human beings.

Everyone needs love! On a huge scale!

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Stars (quotes and my painting)

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.

Gilbert Parker

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.

Henry Van Dyke

For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

Theodore Roosevelt

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5 quotes about women

A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Women are made to be loved, not understood.

Oscar Wilde

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others.

Amelia Earhart

Man does not control his own fate. The women in his life do that for him.

Groucho Marx

The age of a woman doesn’t mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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FLOWER                                   by JF

He was two times her age or wonderful attraction.

When they met in the Carriage House first time he was two times her age.

They were attracted to each other from the first sight.

Each summer they meet in the Carriage House and spend all days (but not nights) together.

They eat together, they go everywhere together and they enjoy every moment together.

And recently they started horsing around together.

Photo by Korinna B.

Photo by Korinna B.

They are together during ten summers and there is no end to this wonderful attraction.

She is now 11 years old.

What is important in art?

Julien Meneret lives in Melun, France. The distance between Melun and New York is 3552 miles.

Julien is 30 years old. The difference in age between us is 50 years.

I don’t know French but I did not need to know the language to understand and enjoy his photos.

Recently I introduced to you his “Rainy day. Park Debreuil, Melun.”

Today I want you to take a look at two other photos. They are so simple! However, I enjoy looking at them. Hope you’ll like them too.

REFLECTION, DEBREUIL PARK, MELUN by Julien Meneret.

REFLECTION,  DEBREUIL PARK,  MELUN                              by Julien Meneret.

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SUNDAY STROLL                                          by Julien Meneret.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is important in art? What makes people of different countries, different ages and different cultures understand and enjoy it?