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An ancient coin from 17 A.D. was found during an archaeological excavation in Nov. 2011, under Jerusalem's holy Western prayer wall.

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.  Carl Sandburg Wow – what a year!  For some time I felt stuck between the hands of a broken cuckoo [...]

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Helen Frankenthaler, Midnight, 1986 Etching and aquatint on Magnani paper Editions size: 71 Paper size: 32 x 25 1/2 inches

There are many accidents that are nothing but accidents – and forget it. But there are some that were brought about only because you are the person you are… you have the wherewithal, intelligence, and energy to recognize it and do something with it.  Helen Frankenthaler (1928 – 2011) Image Source: http://contemplativeprocess.wordpress.com/2011/11/14/37/ Helen Frankenthaler, Video [...]

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Photo: Road Fun (flickr)

Photo: Road Fun (flickr) The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.  ~Friedrich Nietzche

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Let me ask you something, what is not art?  Author Unknown I love this question and I love the fact that it is anonymous.  Anyone could have asked it – Confucius, Shakespeare, Dali, Oprah, Mike The Situation, a five-year old child, me, you – anyone.  On a day like 9/11, choking down tears with my [...]

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The Healing Hearts Project by CT artist, June Ahrens

A lot of good love can happen in ten years.  ~Jim Carrey Similar to Ghetti’s Tears tribute, Ahrens also memorializes the number of victims.  Three thousand hearts – inside are messages, prayers of peace and hope – silent and unknown.  I remember walking into Ahrens’ studio at a Loft Artists Open House back in 2002 [...]

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Dalton M. Ghetti's 9/11 Memorial composed of 3,000 lead tears.

There is a sacredness in tears.  They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.  They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues.  They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.  ~Washington Irving Bridgeport artist, Dalton M. Ghetti, famous for his extraordinarily intricate carvings of found pencils, was [...]

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Tribute, by Alberta Cifolelli, 2001.  50"x68" Oil on canvas.

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. ~Wu-men At night, lots of birds settle on the tree.  Some are happy, and some are sad.  Caught in the desires of [...]

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Asphalt: A Novel, by Carl Hancock Rux

It is my ambition to say in ten sentences, what others say in one book.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche Carl Hancock Rux’s literary work, Asphalt: A Novel, tells the tale of a city.   An apocalyptic event – the collapse of the Brooklyn Bridge – creates chaos.  In minimal language, Rux asks: what will we bury? how [...]

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Brooklyn Bridge Exodus on 9/11.  Image: http://www.life.com/gallery/62071/image/114117563/911-photos-of-911-gallery-1#index/45

A year, ten years from now, I’ll remember this; not why, only that we were here like this, together.  ~Adrienne Rich Bridges connect.  People and places.  A walk.  Over unwalkable paths.  Timelines of history –  Jews out of Paris, southern slaves, Israelites fleeing Egypt – forced migrations.  Secrets in the open.  Where do we settle? [...]

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Victims of 9/11 from Dale Roe's 9/11 remembrance project.  Image Source:http://www.journeyswithjaye.com/?p=626

All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.  ~Voltaire It’s Labor Day and I’m relaxing on southern beaches and  lounging at the pool.  This morning in the corner of the patio I noticed a woman in dark sunglasses, long black Adidas pants, a [...]

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