Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression
which nature makes upon the eye and brain.
~ Childe Hassam (October 17, 1859 – August 27, 1935)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
There are only two tragedies in life:
one is not getting what one wants,
and the other is getting it.
~ Oscar Wilde (October 16, 1854 – November 30, 1900)
Some see a dandelion gone to seed,
but my grandson sees a wish flower to be picked,
make a wish with eyes closed tight,
then blow the seeds in all directions for the wish to come true.
~ Deborah Porte
WORLD FOOD DAY
The goldenrod is yellow,
The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards
With fruit are bending down.
~ Helen Hunt Jackson (October 15, 1830 – August 12, 1885)
White Cane Safety Day
Marie Marguerite d’Youville. née Dufrost de Lajemerais. Born October 15, 1701 Varennes, Quebec. Died December 23, 1771. First Native Canadian to be elevated to Sainthood.
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
~ Katherine Mansfield (October 14, 1888 – January 9, 1923)
Columbus Day (USA)
World Standards Day
A woman is like a tea bag
– you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962)
NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
Age is not important unless you’re a cheese.
~ Helen Hayes (October 10, 1900 – March 17, 1993)
World Mental Health Day
O Hope! Dazzling, radiant Hope!
What a change thou bringest to the hopeless;
brightening the darkened paths, and cheering the lonely way.
~ Aimee Semple McPherson (October 9, 1890 – September 27, 1944)
Aimee Semple McPherson was born in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada. She was a pioneer in the use of modern media using weekly radio to present her faith leading to form one of the 1st megachurches in North America.
NATIONAL LEIF ERIKSON DAY
“Sculptural form is not the imitation of natural form
any more than poetry is the imitation of natural conversation . . .
While a piece of sculpture may contain visual forms with which we are acquainted by daily experience, it is essentially a design worked out by means of the juxtaposition of masses in space, just as poetry is a design wrought by the sounds of words in time.”
~ Elizabeth Wyn Wood (October 8, 1903 – January 27, 1966)
“Day of Atonement”
To keep your secret is wisdom;
to expect others to keep it is folly.
William Samuel Johnson (October 7, 1727 – November 14, 1819)
BALD AND FREE DAY
I am still shocking people today, and I don’t know why.
Is it because I’m a woman talking about sex and men?
One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley
better than Jackie Collins.
~ Jackie Collins (October 4, 1937 – September 19, 2015)