Thursday, April 20, 2017

Peace:


Here are the projects the US is currently working on towards PEACE.. We con do SO MUCH more.
Why are we starting new wars? Where is the stability? Where are the programs to help our poor, disadvantaged... are they disappearing? What about gun control? Even if we can't completely agree on the road there, I think we can all agree, we need MORE PEACE, LESS CHAOS.


Sunday, March 5, 2017

My Friend -- The Little Prince, an Excerpt

"To forget a friend is sad. Not every one has had a friend. And if I forget him, I may become like the grown-ups who are no longer interested in anything but figures . . .

It is for that purpose, again, that I have bought a box of paints and some pencils. It is hard to take up drawing again at my age, when I have never made any pictures except those of the boa constrictor from the outside and the boa constrictor from the inside, since I was six. I shall certainly try to make my portraits as true to life as possible. But I am not at all sure of success. One drawing goes along all right, and another has no resemblance to its subject. I make some errors, too, in the little prince's height: in one place he is too tall and in another too short. And I feel some doubts about the color of his costume. So I fumble along as best I can, now good, now bad, and I hope generally fair-to-middling.
In certain more important details I shall make mistakes, also. But that is something that will not be my fault. My friend never explained anything to me. He thought, perhaps, that I was like himself. But I, alas, do not know how to see sheep through the walls of boxes. Perhaps I am a little like the grown-ups. I have had to grow old."Chapter 4, The Little Prince - by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Humanity, tolerance, love and compassion in a turbulent time. The link above, to Chapter 4 of the Little Prince is a worthy read... (as is the rest of the book.)