Energy

Wide, half-deserted Californian highways.
Summer, not a cloud in the sky…
A hippie van, Volkswagen. And a new adventure.

It’s like in movies.”

© Angela Gala. All Rights Reserved.

One art

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; 
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster,
 
Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
 
Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.
 
I lost my mother’s watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn’t hard to master.
 
I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn’t a disaster.
 
– Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan’t have lied. It’s evident
the art of losing’s not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster. 
 
© Elizabeth Bishop. All Rights Reserved.

A day in the life

Title: Going to a Faraway School in the Mountains – Shan Jian Yuan Xue
Artist: H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III

This painting portrays children who live in a mountain area going to school.

Children who live in mountain areas go to school on foot. Day after day, they cross over mountains and ravines on their way to and from school where they study diligently. They face many more difficulties than do city children. Therefore, they should treasure their opportunities and exert themselves in the pursuit of knowledge so that they can become talented persons who benefit others.
© International Art Museum Of America

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