“Ancient simplicity is gone… The people of today are satisfied with nothing but finery.” — Ihara Saikaku “Do not buy finery or jewels, because books are worth more than they are. Adorn your understanding with their precious ideas, because there is no luxury that dazzles like the luxury of science.” — Luisa Capetillo * * … More Finery
“For me, this is not a day of fanfare. This is a day of serious resolve for what I believe is a most important position.” — Asa Hutchinson * * * Sculpted by Nilda Comas, Seminole Tribe of Florida, Venetian Arts Society, the “Florida” monument stands in Smoker Park, Fort Lauderdale, FL, in … More Resolve
for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” — Vincent Van Gogh * * * Watercolor artist in Bonnet House gardens, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Mary O’Connor © 2016
As soon as you get one thing, there is always something else you ‘need’.” — Karen Kingston “Give me the discipline to get rid of the stuff that’s not important, the freedom to savor the stuff that gives me joy, and the patience not to worry about the stuff that’s messy but not hurting anybody.” — … More “But here’s the thing–no matter how many possessions you have, you never feel secure.
“Brilliance is neither a fashion or a style, a trend or an ambience! It’s an awakening of our luminous ingenuity.” — Jasmina Siderovski * * * Evening boat cruise reflections on the New River, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Photo by Capt. Lauralee Conklin