I must learn what is true in order to do what is right.
above: a doodle from my sketchbook this week…now I am drawing fancy goldfish. She looks like she is in first position in a ballet class or something.
Above: Vintage post card from 1920’s
BAD! Kitty Art Studio
Quotes for the day:
We are great fools.
“He has passed his life in idleness,” we say.
“I have done nothing today.”
What! Haven’t you lived?
That is not only the fundamental but the most illustrious of your occupations. “Had I been put in a position to manage great affairs, I would have shown what I could do.”
Have you been able to think out and manage your life?
You have performed the greatest work of all.
In order to show and release her powers, Nature has no need of fortune; she shows herself equally on all levels, and behind a curtain as well as without one. To compose our character is our duty, not to compose books, and to win, not battles and provinces, but order and tranquility in our conduct.
Our great and glorious masterpiece is to live appropriately.
All other things, to rule, to lay up treasure, to build, are at most little appendices and props.
Well, allow me to introduce myself to you as an advocate of Ornamental Knowledge. You like the mind to be a neat machine, equipped to work efficiently, if narrowly, and with no extra bits or useless parts. I like the mind to be a dustbin of scraps of brilliant fabric, odd gems, worthless but fascinating curiosities, tinsel, quaint bits of carving, and a reasonable amount of healthy dirt. Shake the machine and it goes out of order; shake the dustbin and it adjusts itself beautifully to its new position. Robertson Davies (1913 – 1995) Source: Tempest-Tost (1951)