Daily Quote: September 9, 2021

If you want to be happy, be.

~ Leo Tolstoy
Russian – Novelist /September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Get the pencils out and sharpened, today is International Sudoku Day.

Or today you could just cuddle with your favorite Teddy Bear and celebrate National Teddy Bear Day.

Or dance in the streets to celebrate Wonderful Weirdos Day.

Whatever you do be certain to be happy.

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, 2020

My dreams were at once more fantastic and agreeable than my writings.
~ Mary Shelley (English – Author / August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851)

Holidays and special celebrations August 30, 2020:

Frankenstein Day

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Dr. Frankenstein has become one of the most well known fictional mad scientists the world over. His creation, the monster of Frankenstein, is one of the favorites at Halloween. The type of thing nightmares are made of or should I say incites nightmares? Since we’re still limited in our movements due to COVID-19 restrictions, why not celebrate Frankenstein day either with the book or one of the many films?

Daily Quote: August 27, 2020

I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint,
the things which already have an existence.
~ Man Ray (American Visual Artist / August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976)

Holidays and Celebrations:
August 27, 2020

Film and Movies Day (Russia)
Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (TexasUnited States)
National Banana Lovers Day (United States)