INTO THE LOOKING GLASS

All art is at once surface and symbol. Those who go beneath the surface do so at their peril. Those who read the symbol do so at their peril. It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors. Diversity of opinion about a work of art shows that the work is new, complex and vital.

-Oscar Wilde

TRASH TO TREASURE

“A fine glass vase goes from treasure to trash, the moment it is broken. Fortunately, something else happens to you and me. Pick up your pieces. Then, help me gather mine.”

― Vera Nazarian

CHEAP THRILLS

The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money.
-Ernie Banks

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL

It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.”

Erica Jong

WHO WORE IT BEST?

“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.”
― Shannon L. Alder

RESIT THE CHINTZ

chintz CHin(t)s/ noun:

printed multicolored cotton fabric with a glazed finish, used especially for curtains and upholstery

“a sofa upholstered in chintz”

WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind, run on the top of the disheveled tide, and dance upon the mountains like a flame”

– W.B. Yeats

HELL HATH NO FURRY

Beware of him that is slow to anger; for when it is long coming, it is the stronger when it comes, and the longer kept. Abused patience turns to fury.

-Francis Quarles

ROYAL HUES

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” 
― Haruki Murakami

STAND BY ME

“Then his heart made up his mind.”
― Lindsay Mattick, Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear