Bluefish Cove

Living Between the Lines

William Blake

Utah in the Afternoon The Lilly of the valley breathing in the humble grass Answer’d the lovely maid and said: “I am a watry weed, And I am very small, and love to dwell in lowly vales; So weak, the gilded butterfly scarce perches on my head; Yet I am visited from heaven, and heContinue reading “William Blake”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Headland Cove, Point Lobos I admit that twice two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything it’s due, twice two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too. Fyodor Dostoyevsky ~ Notes from the Underground

George K. Brandriff

Cannery Row, Newport Beach (Reproduction) People tell themselves stories in order to make sense of the world. They believe the stories are true, even when they are not. (Note to self: The illusion of an illusion is that is not an illusion.) S. M. Hart ~ How to Crochet During the Apocalypse

Aldo Leopold

Elephant at Gold Beach A hobby is a defiance of the contemporary. It is an assertion of those permanent values which the Momentary eddies of social evolution have contravened or overlooked. If this is true, then we may also say that every hobbyist is inherently a radical, And that his tribe is inherently a minority.Continue reading “Aldo Leopold”

Dylan Thomas

Rockaway Beach Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand, In the moon that is always rising, Nor that riding to sleep I should hear him fly with the high fields And wake to the farm forever fledContinue reading “Dylan Thomas”

Claude Monet

Water Garden at Giverny (Reproduction) If someone lived your life today, would they have any regrets tomorrow? Would you recommend the life you live to anyone else? Suppose the person you love most decided to live the way you plan to live today, thinking your thoughts, saying your words, and making your choices?  Would theyContinue reading “Claude Monet”

Pierre-August Renoir

The Pont des Artes, Paris 1867-68 (Reproduction) I appreciate my shadow. It introduces me to people, It admires every view with me, It does Tai Chi with me in the morning and walks with me in the afternoon. If I ever take up golf, it will be my caddy. S. M. Hart

Joseph Kleitsch

Laguna on a Cloudy Day 1930 (Reproduction) When you sail to Byzantium, You eventually reach the shore Where your memories outnumber your visions; Where you no longer ask “Is it worth it?” But “Was it worth it?”

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