Week Fifty Two

Bicycle Wheel.

Posted in general interest by sarahbakerhansen on 21 January 2009

I feel so hopeful today. I know there’s millions of other bloggers and Americans and other people from around the world posting this same sentiment on their blogs, talking about it to their friends and coworkers and generally just blabbing about what happened yesterday. But even so, I can’t help it.

In 2009, I’m making more of an effort to spend time noticing the small things in life. To spend a lot less time staring at my computer screen, watching cable television and texting on my Blackberry. So far this year, I’ve had quite a few difficult wake up calls. Those things are what’s coloring this post and what’s making me think. Here’s what’s inspiring me.

“In 1913 I had the happy idea to fasten a bicycle wheel to a kitchen stool and watch it turn.” – Marcel Duchamp, 1951

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The Rothko Chapel, founded by John and Dominique de Mendil, was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary available to people of every belief.

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And these two quotes:

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” — Sherlock Holmes.
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

— from “Leisure,” by W.H. Davies

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  1. kumquatkween said, on 22 January 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I love the Duchamp piece and quote. It makes me happy just reading it.


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