Reject hatred without hating.
~ Mary Baker Eddy
(American – Theologian / July 16, 1821 – December 3, 1910)
World Snake Day
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.
~ James Whistler (American – Artist / July 11, 1834 – July 17, 1903)
(Participating stores of the 7-Eleven chain in North America)
When the Queen says ‘well done,’
it means so much.
~ Prince William (British – Royalty / Born: June 21, 1982)
National Aboriginal Day
Compliments cost nothing, yet many pay dear for them.
~ Thomas Fuller (English – Clergyman June 19, 1608 – August 16, 1661)
National Garfield the Cat Day
Please don’t retouch my wrinkles.
It took me so long to earn them.
~ Anna Magnani
(Italian – Actress March 7, 1908 – September 26, 1973)
International Women’s Day
Photography, as we all know, is not real at all.
It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
~ Arnold Newman (American – Photographer / March 3, 1918 – June 6, 2006)
I earn and pay my own way as a great many women do today.
~ Dinah Shore (American – Actress / February 29, 1916 – February 24, 1994)
Rare Disease Day
Happy Birthday to anyone born February 29th. This special day occurring only once every 4 years.
Wonders will never cease.
~ David Garrick (English – Actor / February 19, 1717 – January 20, 1779)
All good work has magic in it,
and addresses the mind in a subtle way.
~ Duane Michals (American – Photographer Born: February 18, 1932)
So what is the story behind the picture. I was hiking through Bentsen-Rio Texas State park when I saw what I thought was a leaf that landed on the road ahead of me. On closer examination it was a golden butterfly that landed on the road and remained completely motionless. The butterfly laid perfectly still and was almost lost among the colored stones of the paved pathway. Not a new butterfly, but beautiful despite the tears in her wings. Before I continued on my way I showed the people on the path behind me where it laid. They pulled out their cell phone and also took a picture of this camouflaged beauty.
Genius is nothing but continued attention.
~ Claude Adrien Helvetius (French – Philosopher; January 26, 1715 – December 26, 1771)