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“Towards Spring”

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#23998 Mar 10, 2013
I think the following is a great
quote from you Bright eyes>>

"everyday as a new and unique holiday. If you awake in the morning to put your feet on the ground and take another breath......it is your Birth Day once again. Birth to a new day!!!!!"

How very true,
Sad to witness how so many things and events have become
commercialised, but then, there are
those who enjoy all of that side of things too(:

Indeed NO heatwave here!

A promise of snow showers and VERY VERY COLD!

Hope you and B.. are having a restful
Sunday.

“Towards Spring”

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Since: Dec 06

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#23999 Mar 10, 2013
Speaking of history ......

I'd love to say to folks here LOOK AT THESE PAINTINGS
*before* you check the artist..

If you can.. do so..
by trying to block out the name
*before* you view the work...
as a matter of interest.

I was shown them that way by my son,
as he asked..

'Tell me what
you think of this artist's work?'

simply that.

I looked closely and would say I even
scrutinized them ...
and ... had to admit the work is one of
talent, and quite beautiful..

my son further asked>

'would you say the one who painted them
had a fine sensitive mind'

I replied

'Indeed, it appears he had .. without a doubt'

??????????

Check out the link!

“ain't she sweet?”

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Since: Nov 10

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#24000 Mar 10, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Speaking of history ......

I'd love to say to folks here LOOK AT THESE PAINTINGS
*before* you check the artist..

If you can.. do so..
by trying to block out the name
*before* you view the work...
as a matter of interest.

I was shown them that way by my son,
as he asked..

'Tell me what
you think of this artist's work?'

simply that.

I looked closely and would say I even
scrutinized them ...
and ... had to admit the work is one of
talent, and quite beautiful..

my son further asked>

'would you say the one who painted them
had a fine sensitive mind'

I replied

'Indeed, it appears he had .. without a doubt'

??????????

Check out the link!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =loHEhCf9h34XX
Wow! Thank you for sharing Grace. Hard to reconcile the beauty and detail of the artwork with the sadistic atrocities he committed.

I wonder, is his artwork on public display anywhere. It should be appreciated for what it is, not the man behind it.

“Don't Tread on Me!”

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Since: Apr 10

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#24001 Mar 10, 2013
tony1003 wrote:
<quoted text>
Hi PP - obviously history is my thing - both my degrees are in the subject - I do hope I don't bore the good folks on this thread by banging on about it. Interpretations change all the time, particularly with new evidence emerging, or with re-examination of existing evidence. In the last month, it has been confirmed that the bones of King Richard III have been discovered - very handy as there is much controversy about him.
Working today (which is a little of a bummer as it's my birthday), so have to fly. Trust you're having a great weekend.
Happy birthday Tony! I hope you're having a great weekend to go with that!
You could never bore me with history! My degree is in horticulture, but I've studied history extensively as a hobby. What has amazed me is how truly the phrase 'The victors write the history books' really is. Got to a point where everything I thought I knew had to be scrapped researched!
My forte is American Civil War history, I never tire of it.
Did you see Ken Burn's 'The Civil War'?

“Don't Tread on Me!”

Level 8

Since: Apr 10

Location hidden

#24002 Mar 10, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Speaking of history ......
I'd love to say to folks here LOOK AT THESE PAINTINGS
*before* you check the artist..
If you can.. do so..
by trying to block out the name
*before* you view the work...
as a matter of interest.
I was shown them that way by my son,
as he asked..
'Tell me what
you think of this artist's work?'
simply that.
I looked closely and would say I even
scrutinized them ...
and ... had to admit the work is one of
talent, and quite beautiful..
my son further asked>
'would you say the one who painted them
had a fine sensitive mind'
I replied
'Indeed, it appears he had .. without a doubt'
??????????
Check out the link!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =loHEhCf9h34XX
That was quite surprising!
He was brilliant, but he thought himself a god. I guess that would turn any one into a monster.
I hope you're staying warm!

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

Location hidden

#24003 Mar 11, 2013
RMQuinn37 wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow! Thank you for sharing Grace. Hard to reconcile the beauty and detail of the artwork with the sadistic atrocities he committed.
I wonder, is his artwork on public display anywhere. It should be appreciated for what it is, not the man behind it.
I kinda disagree here RM,

Although, I 'see ' his artwork as worthy..

but, I cannot easily separate the 'man' responsible for
such gentle artwork ... one and the same ..
as the man who mindlessly put so many to death..
with NO trace of the sensitivity that produced
his artwork.

STRANGE the workings of the human mind..

albeit this is an extreme case!

As once was written of Hitler >>

"He's an amazing example of someone who should be remembered infamously.
If we don't learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it."
Krypteia

UK

#24004 Mar 11, 2013
Good afternoon El and all snowing here on the coast,not sure if tony will get it,oh and it's freezing outside..
No way was that was a penalty El,(biased),cheating scousers,lol

“....VETS”

Level 9

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#24005 Mar 11, 2013
Hitlers are created , not born .

father's end result .....

“Towards Spring”

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Since: Dec 06

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#24006 Mar 11, 2013
tallyho wrote:
Hitlers are created , not born .
father's end result .....
'Why' they are here..
and what they are capable of >>

[the systematic murder of 6 millions Jews]

far is more important to ask
than 'how' they came to 'be'

and to be 'here'.....

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

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#24007 Mar 11, 2013
Paisley_Posey wrote:
<quoted text>Happy birthday Tony! I hope you're having a great weekend to go with that!
You could never bore me with history! My degree is in horticulture, but I've studied history extensively as a hobby. What has amazed me is how truly the phrase 'The victors write the history books' really is. Got to a point where everything I thought I knew had to be scrapped researched!
My forte is American Civil War history, I never tire of it.
Did you see Ken Burn's 'The Civil War'?
Have you read Killer Angels? Great civil war book. Also read Oliver Wiswell. It is about the revolution but told from the Tory side. After the war Torries were driven out to Canada. The winners really do write the history

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

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#24008 Mar 11, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
Good afternoon El and all snowing here on the coast,not sure if tony will get it,oh and it's freezing outside..
No way was that was a penalty El,(biased),cheating scousers,lol
I talked to my friends in Brighton yesterday. They have had a home business for 25 years selling school uniforms. The Argus wrote a stroy on them and it was picked up by the national papers. BBC called for a radio interview and this has gone world wide. Google Joy Twigg and you can see the many articles :)

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#24009 Mar 11, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
Speaking of history ......
I'd love to say to folks here LOOK AT THESE PAINTINGS
*before* you check the artist..
If you can.. do so..
by trying to block out the name
*before* you view the work...
as a matter of interest.
I was shown them that way by my son,
as he asked..
'Tell me what
you think of this artist's work?'
simply that.
I looked closely and would say I even
scrutinized them ...
and ... had to admit the work is one of
talent, and quite beautiful..
my son further asked>
'would you say the one who painted them
had a fine sensitive mind'
I replied
'Indeed, it appears he had .. without a doubt'
??????????
Check out the link!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =loHEhCf9h34XX
Grace,
look at the third picture after the photograph of him, looks like some road leading somewhere but theres some kind of post in the middle, not sure what it is, but to me it looks like Jesus hanging on the cross..

thats talent gone to waste...

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#24010 Mar 11, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
I kinda disagree here RM,
Although, I 'see ' his artwork as worthy..
but, I cannot easily separate the 'man' responsible for
such gentle artwork ... one and the same ..
as the man who mindlessly put so many to death..
with NO trace of the sensitivity that produced
his artwork.
STRANGE the workings of the human mind..
albeit this is an extreme case!
As once was written of Hitler >>
"He's an amazing example of someone who should be remembered infamously.
If we don't learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it."
hmmm i just saw ur post here, and with ur words - the man who mindlessly put so many to death - i really wonder Now if that is Jesus on the cross...
is it me? or do u see it too?

interesting, really really interesting..

im definitely no shrink but IF that was suppose to be Jesus, i wonder what a shrink would say to that.

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

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#24011 Mar 11, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
hmmm i just saw ur post here, and with ur words - the man who mindlessly put so many to death - i really wonder Now if that is Jesus on the cross...
is it me? or do u see it too?
interesting, really really interesting..
im definitely no shrink but IF that was suppose to be Jesus, i wonder what a shrink would say to that.
Thanks for both posts PFfff,

Yes indeed there is a little
roadside crucifix in the picture
you spoke of;

I think hew gave it little
thought other than painting in careful
detail.. whatever the subject matter that
was before him at the time.

Very strange man indeed...

going back to the age old question
about such notorious people in history

'BAD or MAD'!!!

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#24012 Mar 12, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for both posts PFfff,
Yes indeed there is a little
roadside crucifix in the picture
you spoke of;
I think hew gave it little
thought other than painting in careful
detail.. whatever the subject matter that
was before him at the time.
Very strange man indeed...
going back to the age old question
about such notorious people in history
'BAD or MAD'!!!
bad people always seems to like to use "crazy" as an excuse, but
they actually enjoy being bad - makes em feel powerful..

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#24013 Mar 12, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
bad people always seems to like to use "crazy" as an excuse, but
they actually enjoy being bad - makes em feel powerful..
A profound thought :)
Krypteia

Brighton, UK

#24014 Mar 12, 2013
Denny CranesPlace wrote:
<quoted text>I talked to my friends in Brighton yesterday. They have had a home business for 25 years selling school uniforms. The Argus wrote a stroy on them and it was picked up by the national papers. BBC called for a radio interview and this has gone world wide. Google Joy Twigg and you can see the many articles :)
Thanks Denny had a look interesting,I wonder if your friends would remember Paul Plumb,he had a shop in Shoreham selling school uniforms back in the seventies/eighties..

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#24015 Mar 12, 2013
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks Denny had a look interesting,I wonder if your friends would remember Paul Plumb,he had a shop in Shoreham selling school uniforms back in the seventies/eighties..
They very well may. They have created a great business from their home. Brian had a business with batteries. He would come to your home and install a new battery. They were both entrepreneurs :) The article went viral

“Towards Spring”

Level 8

Since: Dec 06

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#24016 Mar 12, 2013
PFfff wrote:
<quoted text>
bad people always seems to like to use "crazy" as an excuse, but
they actually enjoy being bad - makes em feel powerful..
Well said,

and how many come to court having
committed some great atrocity and
plead insanity, what strikes me as,
curious!
they usually have all their faculties
to carry out in fine detail their
evil plan!

Um!! convenient.

“Denny Crain”

Level 8

Since: Jan 11

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#24017 Mar 12, 2013
Grace Nerissa wrote:
<quoted text>
Well said,
and how many come to court having
committed some great atrocity and
plead insanity, what strikes me as,
curious!
they usually have all their faculties
to carry out in fine detail their
evil plan!
Um!! convenient.
Then they find Jesus in prison to get out early

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