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What the Mona Lisa Can Teach Us About Life

Mona Lisa Leonardo da Vinci iwannabealady

Around 500 years ago, the god among men, Leonardo Da Vinci, painted the Mona Lisa. It’s a work of artistic brilliance. Brushstrokes disappear. Anatomical features are detailed with striking accuracy. Da Vinci blurs the background and gives Lisa the spotlight. She is close up and face-to-face. Light and shadow playing around her. This painting raised

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Something About a Journey

There’s something about the word journey. It’s just always good. Even a journey into the depths of hell seem to hold promise of something better on the other side.

Why Read Modern Literature, or, Just Do It

Why Read Modern Literature l iwannabealady.wordpress.com

If you’re a lover of old books like me, you may find that modern literature doesn’t often make it onto your reading lists. Here’s why it should.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Ugolino and His Sons

Ugolino and His Sons The Met NYC

One of my favorite works of art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the statue of Ugolino and His Sons by the artist Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. I swim in this thing. I bathe in this thing. I drink of this thing. This thing is life. Yes, the mastery of the artist is an experience to

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Just a Few Random Thoughts

I’ve got a few snatches of things that are just swimming around in my head with no place to really go. That’s what I was thinking, until I remembered how the lovely Cheila does random thoughts posts, and I always love reading them. So here it goes. No pre-planned topics, just whatever shows up to

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