Monday, January 07, 2008

A matter of perspective

More snow today, more than we typically have at once in the valley, which causes traffic snarls on a work day. But it’s a matter of perspective. While driving home, saw a father and his little son on X-country skis heading to a local park. And the downhill enthusiasts on the mountain are quite happy.

Speaking of perspective, saw in the news that a 10 yr old boy in Mexico super-glued his hand to his bed to avoid going to school. It wasn’t that he was being bullied; he said he didn’t want to go to school "because vacation was so much fun." His mother couldn’t get his hand unstuck, but the paramedics did. And off to school he went…

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I've never let my school interfere with my education.
- Mark Twain

When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don't eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.
- Winnie the Pooh

I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may -- light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
- John Constable

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