While we were talking about what to draw for this week's "Something Brown" challenge, a big fat stripy brown spider attached itself to the outside of our kitchen window--and stayed for the whole afternoon, spinning a very intricate web. It was still there late that night, but by the next day the whole thing had disappeared--web, spider and all. Maybe it decided that its modelling days were over.
"The young person who is steeped in history will be armed against the latest fashions in What Everybody Knows. He’ll understand, if but intuitively, that a study conducted by an eel, in the pot of eels, on the habits of the other eels, is going to be of limited applicability to raccoons foraging freely over the woods." ~~ Anthony Esolen
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“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
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"He realizes that the enemy of poetry is not social evil but slipshod language, the weasel words that betray the free mind: he realizes that to create requires an objective serenity beyond all intruding moral worries about atomic bombs and race prejudice." -–Northrop Frye,The Bush Garden, 1952