Daily Quote: September 23, 2021

You’ve got to recognize,
there will never be another you.
It has nothing to do with ego;
it happens to be the truth.
There will never be another person the same.
There’ll never be another you.

~ Mickey Rooney
American – Actor / September 23, 1920 – April 6, 2014

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

For all of those who can’t hear we celebrate International Day of Sign Languages.

For all of the animals without homes and locked in Shelters we set aside today as Remember Me Thursday. Instead of paying $2,000 for a custom breed, why not go to your local shelter and save a lost or discarded soul. Free one animal from the shelter and give them a warm, loving home. Adopt don’t buy.

The day after the fall equinox is set aside as Inergize Day. Be selfish for one hour today and just be by yourself as you Ingergize and prepare for the long nights of Fall.

Daily Quote: September 20, 2021

Just do what you do best.

~ Red Auerbach
American – Coach / September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Here we are, Federal Election Day in Canada. So for all my Canadian friends, get out there and vote. How appropriate that it is also National Gibberish Day. All the words have been said during the campaign period. Now just to see if there is any realy change or it’s all been just words.

Oh well, we can always celebrate National Pepperoini Pizza Day.

Daily Quote: September 14, 2021

In the world of photography,
you get to share a captured moment with other people.

~ James Wilson
American – Politician / September 14, 1742 – August 21, 1798

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Kayaking on the Old Ausable Chanel lets me re-energize my soul. Counting turtles on my way to the far bridge of the loop I think I missed a few on this log. I counted 10, but there were 3 adjacent to the log that I missed before I looked at the photo evidence.

So on National Live Creative Day be certain to do something a bit creative in your ordinary day. A little bit of arts and crafts or painting, or just dance.

Then after working up an appetite celebrate Eat a Hoagie Day followed by National Cream-Filled Donut Day.

Daily Quote: September 10, 2021

We need society, and we need solitude also,
as we need summer and winter,
day and night, exercise and rest.

~ Philip Gilbert Hamerton
English – Artist / September 10, 1834 – November 4, 1894

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Pause to remember World Suicide Prevention Day. Suicide leaves those behind wondering and questioning what could we have done differently to prevent this terrible loss. Often the answer is nothing. So, instead everyday be available to listen to others and offer understanding. Support your local Suicide Prevention call in lines and carry on.

Others are battling for their lives as we remember Stand up to Cancer Day. Looking for cures and new methods of early detection. Fight this terrible disease.

This Second Friday in September is also National Hot Dog Day. So whether you buy one from a street vendor or enjoy one on the BBQ in your own back yard, enjoy a hot dog today.

Daily Quote: September 7, 2021

The past cannot be cured.

~ Elizabeth I
English – Royalty September 7, 1533 – March 24, 1603

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

September 7th is the 2nd day of Rosh Hashana. Celebrate by lighting candles, praying, eating an apple dipped in honey to think of the sweet new year. Often a fish head is included on the table to remember that you are a head and not a tail.

As children head off to school it’s OK for you to have a beer today. It is National Beer Lovers’ Day.

Today is also known as Grandma Moses Day. At 75, due to arthritis she gave up embroidery and started painting. She decided to sell her paintings at a local drug store for $10 where her art was discovered and an exhibit was made by a collector at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She continued to paint until she was 101, probably completing 1,500 paintings. She said it wasn’t that painting was important, but it is important to keep busy.

I agree with Elizabeth I. The past cannot be cured. But we should learn from it and get on with the reconciliation process. How do we move forward from here?

Daily Quote: August 30, 2021

What terrified me will terrify others;
and I need only describe the spectre
which had haunted my midnight pillow.

~ Mary Shelley
English – Author / August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

August 30th, Mary Shelley’s Birthday is a day to remember Frankenstein Day and nightmares. May all your villagers be welcoming instead of waiting outside your door to execute you. Why not get some popcorn and watch an old Frankenstein movie or better still read the book.

Of all the nightmares of the world, on our TV screens are images of Afghan’s wanting to flee Afghanistan as the Taliban are overrunning the country. Today is also a day set aside as International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. A day to remember all the kidnapped victims and those taken hostage.

Along the same vein of horrors today is also set aside as National Grief Awareness Day. Take time to heal and grieve.

Part of the healing process might include a long walk on one of the many beautiful beaches, sand, wind and waves as you celebrate National Beach Day.

Daily Quote: August 28, 2021

We cannot fashion our children after our desires,
we must have them and love them
as God has given them to us.

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
German – Writer / August 28, 1749 – March 22, 1832

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

The last Saturday in August and although summer doesn’t end until September 21st, the end of summer holidays is rapidly approaching, as students across Ontario look forward to go back to in person learning. How nice it will be for children to go back to school on buses and play in the playgrounds with their friends.

The Jewish holiday of Selichot is celebrated on this Sabbath Day. A day for prayers of forgiveness for sins committed or those of omission as they are approach the Jewish New Year.

Bowtie supporters have a day of their own, as today is National Bowtie Day. A day to show their very own spirit and spin their bow ties.

And don’t forget. Today is Speak Kind Words Day. Spread a little joy and give some compliments to strangers you see today or to loved ones.

Daily Quote: August 27, 2021

I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint,
the things which already have an existence.

~ Man Ray
American – Photographer / August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings

Finally Friday and ready for the weekend.

So start with a clean slate and celebrate Forgive Your Foe Friday. Forgive so you can move on and no longer let them have power over your thoughts.

Settle your arguments by playing a game and celebrate World Rock Paper Scissors Day. What better way to no longer disagree. Wait, best 2 out of 3?

Remember your first Kiss to celebrate Kiss Me Day. Or you could just re-enact the moment with your true love.

Daily Quote: August 22, 2021

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. Henri Cartier-Bresson

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson
(French – Photographer August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Daily Quote: August 21, 2021

When you are a photographer,
you work all the time,
because your eye is the first camera.

~ Patrick Demarchelier
(French – Photographer; Born: August 21, 1943)

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

As a free Afghan meets it’s end today ironically is the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. Please remember to pray for the Afghanistans that remain while the Taliban takes over their country.

I’m uncertain why Senior Citizen’s Day is only in the United States. As Canadians, we are missing our trips South, but it isn’t looking good for Canadian Snow Birds as the US border is closed for yet another month.

The most peaceful celebration today is World Honey Bee Day. A gardening group I belong to have been bemoaning the lack of fruit on their plants this year, but at the same time they ask how to get rid of bees and wasps and how to stop those darn squirrels from eating their sunflowers. So instead, celebrate the Honey Bee and welcome the pests into your yard. One day those caterpillars eating your dill will soar as swallowtails in the air.