Daily Quote: March 31, 2021

I think;
therefore I am.

~ Rene Descartes (French – Mathematician / March 31, 1596 – February 11, 1650)

Holidays and Celebrations:


Porte Musings:

The last day of March 2021 and we remember Rene Descartes birthday. I saw a recent episode of Young Sheldon in which Sheldon is faced with the philosophical question of how do we know we aren’t dreaming and that we are real. Sheldon has a short breakdown and dreams about speaking with Rene Descartes. The revelation in the dream is: I think; therefore I am.

Today is also International Transgender Day of Visibility. Dedicated to help preserve the safety and health of Transgender persons by remembering their contributions to society. Two spirit people who don’t fit into the normal gender assumed roles. Often trapped by biology rather than societal norms they seek to contribute and be recognized as a part of family, neighbours and society.

Appropriately today is also National Crayon Day. Crayons are the most readily and common art medium available. Everyone has used a crayon to colour. Often outside the lines and choosing colours to suite their mood, or whatever is left in the box when it’s their turn to choose. A virtual rainbow living inside the crayon box. Why not spend some time today colouring either on a preprinted piece of paper or free-style on a blank page to make your own drawing?

The weather is turning cold again as often it does in early spring. Cold weather in Florida means concerns for Manatee. Manatee Appreciation Day is celebrated by recognizing these peaceful mermaids of the sea. Power plants in Florida provide warm waters where the Manatee gather to escape the colder water of the Gulf in the spring. Viewing centres have been dedicated to seeing the Manatee near Apollo Beach. It’s amazing to see these wonderful creatures in the clear water underneath the boardwalks.

Manatee swimming at the Manatee Viewing Center, Big Bend Power Station, Apollo Beach Florida
February 2014

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