The way Hope builds his House

by Emily Dickinson

The way Hope builds his House
It is not with a sill –
Nor Rafter – has that Edifice
But only Pinnacle –

Abode in as supreme
This superficies
As if it were of Ledges smit
Or mortised with the Laws –

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May 15, 2017 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

MIRÓ’S HOMAGE TO PICASSO

Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

…Picasso had been an inspiration and mentor to Miró. How did the two men meet? Through their mothers and cake.

Both of Spanish descent, Miró’s mother and Picasso’s mother were friends. Even though Miró greatly admired the older artist, he didn’t seek an introduction until 1920 when Miró was 27 and was going to Paris. Before his trip, he went to Picasso’s mother and asked if there was anything she wanted him to take to her son. She said cake.

Miró made his way to Paris and delivered the cake to the older and already-successful Picasso. Apparently, Picasso appreciated the gesture because he served as a bit of a mentor to Miró, introducing him to art dealers and the art community. They were very different personalities: Miró was more reserved and shied away from public life. Picasso was more extroverted and more of a salesman.

However, they shared a brotherhood rooted deeply in Catalonia and Spain. Both were greatly impacted by the general and dictator Francisco Franco, who came to power during the Spanish Civil War.

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May 14, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Like mother, like daughter

Happy Mother’s Day!

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Cual es Maria

Tal hija cría

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Refranero popular del Abuelo Fernando

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Con azúcar y miel

Todo sabe bien

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May 13, 2017 at 5:25 am Leave a comment

Who Lives With Cats…

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QUIEN CON GATOS VA, A MAULLAR SE AMBEZA.

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WHO LIVES WITH CATS LEARNS TO MEOW.


Illustration by Marc Shanker

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May 12, 2017 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

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