Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Saturday, May 23, 2020

It's Open

Song - Open the Door Richard by Louis Jordan

What looks like a woman's face and a serpent tail door knocker was found in Pisa, Italy

This little guy is holding a window shutter open in Honfleur, France

A door pull with wolves
found in Paris

"The front door continues to appeal to our sense of arrival. 
Call it the ceremony of coming home."

--Akiko Busch

Friday, May 22, 2020


Song -  Stary, Stary Night by Don McLean

Vincent Van Gogh painted three portraits of Père Tanguy a valued friend who ran a small paint shop in Paris. Tanguy would occasionally accept artwork for payment of art supplies. This one was painted in 1887 and is hanging at the Musee Rodin in Paris.

"Painting is a faith, 
and it imposes the duty to disregard public opinion."

--Vincent Van Gogh

Thursday, May 21, 2020


Song - You're So Vain by Carly Simon

Percy the Peacock could not get enough of his reflection 

standing in front of a glass door. 

He kept displaying his feathers for the glory of all 

but mostly for himself.  

This photo was taken at Chateau et Jardins du Rivau in the Loire Valley.

Spring 2018

"Like a peacock, dance with an open mind 

and a loving heart to reveal your incredible beauty."

--Debasish Mridha

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

It's Alright

Song - Don't Think Twice, It's Alright by Bob Dylan & Eric Clapton

The guy in front of me at a Dylan concert in Berkeley

Right now we need to be thinking twice


I hope it's going to be alright!

Stay Safe Out There!!!

"Some people feel the rain. 
Others just get wet." 

--Bob Dylan

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Going to the Chapel

Song - Angel from Montgomery by Bonnie Raitt & John Prine

St Edward's Church is a medieval-built Church of England parish church 
 and is in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswalds.  

I wonder what came first the church or the trees?

"There's nothing wrong with having a tree for a friend."

--Bob Ross

Monday, May 18, 2020

What Not to Do....

Song - Come Monday by Jimmy Buffett

Sea Lions in Santa Cruz

Totally oblivious to Social Distancing

"The only nation I’m visiting this spring is imagination!"

-- Anonymous

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Gloves and Foxes

Song - A Sunday Kind of Love by Etta James

Beautiful Foxgloves

May 2017

In Hyde Park near the Italian Gardens

"London is not a city, London is a person. 
Tower Bridge talks to you, National Gallery reads a poem for you, 
Hyde Park dances with you, Palace of Westminster plays the piano, Big Ben and St. Paul's sing an opera! 
London is not a city, 
it is a talented artist who is ready 
to contact with you directly!"

--Mehmet Murat ildan
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