STATUS QUOtes — 20191015

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“You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.” — Arnold H. Glasgow

“Human experience, like the stern-lights of a ship at sea, illumines only the path which we have passed over.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Don’t confuse being ‘soft’ with seeing the other person’s point of view.” — George Bush

“It is easy to forgive an insult, but harder to forget one.” — Michael Lipsey

 

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Photography: My Shot – Nature’s Color Palette

There appears to be a little-known gem in near Winslow, Arizona. It is to be found in Navajo County. It is a beautiful natural land mass that unfortunately receives little or no care from the federal, state or local governments. There are volunteers who try to keep the sparkle on this natural wonder.

The area is known as the Little Painted Desert and it is very much as pretty as many areas of the Painted Desert National Park. We happened to stumble upon information about this natural display of formations and colors and decided to visit the property to see it for ourselves.



This is just one small area and you can see how beautiful the colorful hues of purple, grey and brown mix together for a stunning display. Nature truly is the best at providing exquisite vistas upon which we are fortunate enough to gaze.

If you are on your way to Winslow, AZ near the Petrified Forest/Painted Desert Natioinal Parks, I think you would enjoy a brief stop at the Little Painted Desert as well. Just be aware that it is easy to miss as there is no signage and the rim road is in very poor, but drivable condition if you take it slow and exercise care.

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STATUS QUOtes — 20191013

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“What a grand thing it is to be clever and have common sense.” — Terence

“To teach how to live without certainty, and yet without, being paralyzed by hesitation, is perhaps the chief thing that philosophy in our age can do for those who study it.” — Bertrand Russell

“Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.” –Jane Addams

“Fame changes a lot of things, but it can’t change a light bulb.” — Gilda Radner

 

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Quotes from Herman Melville, Arthur Miller, Paul Valery and Art Buchwald that are poignant, witty, humorous, inspirational or thought provoking

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STATUS QUOtes — 20191013

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“Don’t be afraid to ask dumb questions. They’re more easily handled than dumb mistakes.” — William Wister Hanes

“If I have any justification for having lived it’s simply, I’m nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There’s some value in that.” — Arthur Miller

“Mind has transformed the world, and the world is repaying it with interest. It has led man where he had no idea how to go.” — Paul Valery

“If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.” — Art Buchwald

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20191012

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”Teach thy tongue to say I do not know, and thou shalt progress.” — Maimonides, (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon)

“Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.” — J. C. Penney

“It is unavoidable that if we learn more about a great man’s life, we shall also hear of occasions on which he has done no better than we, and has in fact come nearer to us as a human being.” — Sigmund Freud

“Some people can carry a tune, but they seem to stagger under the load.” — Richard Armour

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20191011

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“It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.” — Henry Ward Beecher

“A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.” — Annie Dillard

“I guess somewhere in a corner of our hearts, we are always twenty.” — Martha Hall Kelly

“Does it disturb anyone else that ‘The Los Angeles Angels’ baseball team translates directly to ‘The The Angels Angels?’” — Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20191010

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“Certain minds must be allowed their peculiarities.” — Goethe

“I know a thousand things louder than a soldier’s gun; I know the heartbeat of his mother.” — Andrea Gibson

“Some of the finest moral intuitions come to quite humble people. The visiting of lofty ideas doesn’t depend on formal schooling.” — Alfred North Whitehead

“If there are two hundred people in a room and one of them doesn’t like me, I’ve got to get out.” — Marlon Brando

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20191009

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“We can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.” — Claude Bernard

“We must dare to think about ‘unthinkable things’ because when things become ‘unthinkable’ thinking stops and action becomes mindless.” — William Fullbright

“Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.” — Catherine M. Wallace

“I feel like I am too old to eat jelly, but I am too young to eat prunes… I am between grapes.” — Greg Fitzsimmons

 

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Holy Toledo – Spain

The last city visited during our trip to Spain was Toledo. Some have suggested that the expression Holy Toledo refers to this Spanish city which is the seat of the Cardinal Archbishop of Spain. During our stop in Toledo, we noticed numerous churches which might lend support to the Holy Toledo reference as well.*

Let’s start at the beginning. The first views we had of this beautiful city were from a nearby hillside.



We arrived on a Sunday and many of the holy shrines were closed to tourists, but we were able to appreciate the grand architecture of this urban center from afar.





At the turn of the current century, the city fathers realized that the historic streets could not handle the overwhelming pedestrian and vehicular traffic. To help alleviate congestion and difficulty of navigating the narrow streets, they constructed a large parking garage at the foot of one of the hills. Understanding that this climb might be difficult for travelers, they decided to build a unique system of six angular escalators.



We soon arrived at the Plaza de Zocodover which was city-center for Toledo through most of its history. The town is decorated for tourists with flags and banners festooning the the buildings and hanging across the busy streets.



This arcade leading up to the square from below also hosts a statue of Miguel de Cervantes which can be seen in the middle, lower part of the picture.



As part of our walking tour, we passed city hall…



and the historic Cathedral of Toledo.



Along the way, we passed a number of colorful residential areas.



While we visited Toledo on a Sunday when many houses of worship do not allow tourists, one part of the Church of Santo Tomé is available for a very special viewing.

Don Gonzalo Ruíz, the Count of Orgaz, was a church and city benefactor who died in 1323. The famous painter, El Greco, created a large painting symbolizing the burial of the Count of Orgaz which has a religious symbolism associated with it. This painting resides in an anteroom of sorts of the Church of Santo Tomé and is open for visitors.

The line to view the painting was long and entrance was metered so be prepared to wait. No pictures are allowed inside.



Read more about the painting and its history HERE

There was a significant Jewish Quarter in Toledo…






The street sign translates to: The crossing of the Jewry

We visited the Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. Interestingly enough the shrine was built by Muslim architects. It was later converted to a church and currently serves only as a historical site.







This oil painting of the Holy Land with Hebrew lettering hints at the Jewish this building’s Jewish past.



A Jewish star is also visible among the sculpted details of the interior.



During our visit to a souvenir shop, I noticed a most interesting drain downspout!



This attractive facade of the School of Arts and Crafts shows a relief of what appears to be the school’s coat of arms.



The Alcantara Bridge is one of the main access points in Toledo.



Below is a view near the bridge looking back at the city of Toledo.



This was our last city to see in Spain and Portugal. Of course there was more we would like to have seen and perhaps some day we will return.

* You can read more about the derivation of the phrase Holy Toledo HERE.


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STATUS QUOtes — 20191008

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“If you’re not invited to the party, throw your own.” — Diahann Carrol

“A person who won’t listen to others will eventually be surrounded by people that have nothing to say [ed].” — Andy Stanley

“I never did, or countenanced, in public life, a single act inconsistent with the strictest good faith; having never believed there was one code of morality for a public, and another for a private man.” — Thomas Jefferson

“If your body is 90 per cent water why have you got to drink water all the time? Why can’t you just have some crisps?” — Russell Brand

 

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