“Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile.” ― George Sand
January 23rd is International Handwriting Day…..
January, named after the God Janus. The God who looked both to the future and to the past. The God of beginnings, gates and transitions."The shortest day has passed, and whatever nastiness of weather we may look forward to in January and February, at least we notice that the days are getting longer. Minute by minute they lengthen out. It takes some weeks before we become aware of the change. It is imperceptible even as the growth of a child, as you watch it day by day, until the moment comes when with a start of delighted surprise we realize that we can stay out of doors in a twilight lasting for another quarter of a precious hour."- Vita Sackville-West
January 13th is International Skeptics Day…….Skeptic from the Greek word skeptikos-meaning to inquire, look around….
“The eyes of others our prisons, their thoughts our cages.” - Virginia Woolf
Graphology is the science that studies personality through handwriting.
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“We're developing a new citizenry. One that will be very selective about cereals and automobiles, but won't be able to think.” ― Rod Serling
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
April 15th is World Art Day………“The purpose of art is washing off the dust of daily life of our souls.” Picasso
The first recorded handwriting dates back to 3300 b.c. and one of the oldest pieces of handwriting is stored at the British Museum; it is a list of beer rations allocated to building workers…we must have our priorities…….Though many schools want to do away with teaching cursive to children it is a bad idea…handwriting helps with cognitive development.
When the Mona Lisa was stolen in 1911 the empty space attracted more visitors than did the painting…
“People over forty can seldom be permanently convinced of anything. At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bernice Bobs Her Hair