America Windows by Marc Chagall. Art Institute of Chicago, November 2013.

The plaque describes these pieces as being uniquely secular for Chagall, “merging symbols of American history, the Chicago skyline, and the arts”. The piece was dedicated to Chicago’s Mayor Richard J Daley, who was a great supporter of public art in the city.

Mendori Table Lamp made from recycled materials by the Miyake Design Studio. Art Institute of Chicago, November 2013.

Colour Installation by Scholten & Baijings at the Art Institute of Chicago. I was smitten by the colors! November 2013.

The reasonable person adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable person persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable person.

G.B.Shaw

Auden enjoying the water dragon at a recent birthday party. I love his sweet, gentle focus! 🙂

Tonight Wynn crawled into our bed for books and snuggles. There is no way to refuse that sweet, eager face! 🙂

It’s not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and is not possible to find it elsewhere.

Agnes Repplier

Fear comes with imagination, it’s a penalty. It’s the price of imagination.

Thomas Harris

Chicago’s North Shore, viewed from the John Hancock Observatory. What a beautiful city we live in!  October 2103.

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