Month: April 2016

Happy Birthday, Leo…

Today is the day we remember the birthday of Leonardo Da Vinci. Much like an earlier celebration for van Gogh, I think I’ll let good ol’ Leo speak for himself. So many things were attempted by Da Vinci, but so few were finished. It’s everywhere on the net. Go look for yourself. Used to be, if you wanted to see his work, you had to travel. At least to your local library, for a book on the artist. Nowadays, all you have to do is type a few words. But it’s not the same as seeing them live. I once had the very good fortune to be in Florence, and saw Michelangelo’s David. Having seen pictures of it all my life, I still wasn’t prepared for the reality. The physicality of the piece, I’m convinced, will never be sufficiently capture by a photo. You need to see it in person. You need to see all of them in person.     Top image found here. Second image found here. Third image found here. Fourth image found here. Fifth image …

Questions…

What is the cost of being a good person, in a society which pays a tepid lip service to “good”? A society which may even consider itself “good” in its own eyes; but is in fact deeply corrupted? What does it cost someone to try and live to a higher standard? Who am I to judge?