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.)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Dear Mr. President... We need some Common Sense

Dear President Trump,

We the people, many of us, feel ungoverned or misgoverned at best. Many are scared, disillusioned, and/or paranoid about the future of this country, your presidency and their lives.We need a sense of stability. (We don't want/need a new war or wall.) We thrive on well governed  freedom.We need some Common Sense.

I know you love TV, but "hear" me out, please. It is a small pamphlet written by a patriot. And it is free.
Here is a link to the pamphlet for you to read. Its kinda the reason for our country, our entire American way of life.

But since I doubt you'll have time and I also know how much you LOVE Saturday Night Live, here is a parody music video explaining Common Sense and why the US loves our independence from tyranny so much. (Btws, we also love immigrants.)

Thank you,

A fellow American