Learning – The Real Reward

Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov - Natalia Nesterova on the garden bench, (1914). 
Plywood, oil, 107 x 97 cm.
The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine.

Mikhail Vasilyevich Nesterov – Natalia Nesterova on the garden bench, (1914). 
Plywood, oil, 107 x 97 cm.
The Museum of Russian Art, Kiev, Ukraine.

Knowledge Makes Everything Simpler

The real reward is learning. We learned to walk largely though trial and error. Not because daddy offered us $5. The reward was our own growth, something we’ve forgotten as we get older.

Adolescence – Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Relationships are Complicated by Liz Climo

Relationships are Complicated
by Liz Climo

     But somehow the Birds liked him. They had seen him often in the forest, dancing about like an elf after the eddying leaves, or crouched up in the hollow of some old oak-tree, sharing his nuts with the squirrels. They did not mind his being ugly, a bit. Why, even the nightingale herself, who sang so sweetly in the orange groves at night that sometimes the Moon leaned down to listen, was not much to look at after all; and, besides, he had been kind to them, and during that terribly bitter winter, when there were no berries on the trees, and the ground was as hard as iron, and the wolves had come down to the very gates of the city to look for food, he had never once forgotten them, but had always given them crumbs out of his little hunch of black bread, and divided with them whatever poor breakfast he had.

Oscar Wilde
The Birthday of the Infanta