“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a
purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world
will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the
whole community, and as long
as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I
live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no
"brief candle" for me.
It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and
I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to
(George Bernard Shaw)
I am forever thankful for the chance to expose these to the world of art, curiosities and Maria Sibylla Merian - one of the most unrecognized WOMAN artist and scientist during the late 17th century. ABC is what I left them - Always Be Curious; to never stop learning, wondering and questioning. Children are my greatest weaknesses. They have so much potential that needs to be honed the most positive way. -A. For @