Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The End of April Already!?!?!?

The quote: "An effective way to deal with predators is to taste terrible." —Unknown. I don't know why anyone wouldn't want to claim this quote—such sound advice.

The desultory little sketch was done at the train station the morning of May 1st, and it was a second sketch. I missed the early train, and instead of staring into the distance with a blank expression on my face, I sketched. My train buddies started showing up when I'd just put pencil to paper on this masterpiece, so I stopped.

The quote: "We are obliged to respect, defend and maintain the common bonds of union and fellowship that exist among all members of the human race." —Cicero (106-43 BC).

An important obligation we have lost somewhere along the way, and the world is just too small to do without it.

The quote: "If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority." —Yugoslav Proverb

The lamppost drawing was the first drawing on the morning of May 1st, and it reached completion because I missed the early train and had a long, lonely wait until the next train.

Speaking of long waits, here's the quote I teased you about a few posts ago: "Now your remaining days are few. Live them, then, as though on a mountain-top. Whether a man's lot be cast in this place or that matters nothing, provided that in all places he views the world as a city and himself its citizen. Give men the chance to see and know a true man, living by Nature's law. If they cannot brook the sight, let them do away with him. Better so than to live as they live." —Marcus Aurelius (121-180), Book X, Pros Heauton

1 comment:

dcpeg said...

NICE job on the lamp post! Liked your quotes, too.