Sunday, January 01, 2006


Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. George Bernard Shaw

The ancestor of every action is thought.Ralph Waldo Emerson

It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people don't. They sit in front of the television and treat life as if it goes on forever. - Philip Adams

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.William James

There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.' Andre Gide

Art credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Title: The Figure 5 in Gold, 1928
Artist: Charles Demuth (American, 1883–1935)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949 (49.59.1)

Charles Demuth's painting The Figure 5 in Gold
inspired by the poem, The Great Figure by William Carlos Williams

The Great Figure

Among the rain
and lights
I saw the figure 5
in gold
on a red
fire truck
to gong clangs
siren howls
and wheels rumbling
through the dark city

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Sour Grapes: A Book of Poems
Four Seas Company, Boston, 1921


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posted by Señor Enrique at 12:03 PM


Blogger Abaniko said...

five cheers for a promising 2006 ahead!

January 01, 2006 5:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very inspiring indeed.

Happy New Year.

January 01, 2006 6:49 PM  

Blogger bing said...

hi, eric! positive thoughts...Believe in your strength and your youth.

January 02, 2006 6:46 AM  

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