The thing that has fascinated me most in life is Time, the passage of it and my relationship to it as I age.
I was born in 1957; the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, was put into orbit by the Commies and set off a panic here....the first Pink Flamingo lawn ornament rolled off the assembly line, and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" was first published, by Dr. Seuss, Burt Bacharach joined with lyracist Hal David to create some wonderful songs and five days after I was born, John Lennon was introduced to Paul McCartney (!)
Things that matter most to me are family, friends, my kitty kats, plants, art, making art....laughing and making friends laugh, continuing to find peace of mind. I see affirmation posts on Tumblr esp by young folks and I wish them luck with this one....it's probably more of a life-long journey than something we magically happen upon.
I love the plant world, and feel an kinship, as if I actually were one. They're the other major form of life we share this planet with, but very few of our race treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve.
We hear of animal rights, thank God, but not enough of plant rights.
I remind people: we need them, for the air we breathe and the food we eat, they're not dependent upon us!
So sit back and enjoy one man's musings on the world of plants, cats, stories of my lifetime, and of course my manly man beard and its history.
Thanks for visiting.
"Where or When" is a song by the team of Rogers and Hart. Lorenz Hart was a gifted lyricist, who happened to be gay, and wrote lyrics to some of the most beautiful love songs I've ever heard. The wonderful melodies were composed by Richard Rogers, before he teamed up with Hammerstein.
My last move was on April Fool’s Day of last year. I’m going through one of those boxes that’s been untouched for years….
I remember my visit there well. There was the sound of the falls in the house, the butterfly chairs we were told he had invented, the odd looking huge pink moth on one of the walls outside.
I’ve read he was quite the egomaniac as are many talented people.
So over the years I’ve wondered how Wright and his clients, the Kaufmann’s of Pittsburgh’s eponymous department store , could take a beautiful waterfall in an idyllic valley surrounded by native rhododendron bushes and Hemlock trees, and dump tons of reinforced concrete in the middle of it and be proud of their work.
Just my humble opinion 37 years after my visit. It is worth visiting if you’re in the Pittsburgh area.
It is printed on recycled paper, which was/is kinda neat especially for then.