Sunday, August 31, 2008


In the time of your life, live - so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite variety and mystery of it.
William Saroyan (b. 31 august 1908 - 1981), novelist, playwright & short story writer

hard to believe that psychologically speaking this is the last weekend of summer. for me this summer has broken some type of record in the ol' time-space continuum! however, as I look at our calendar for the month of september, I find that it is packed with a fair amount of wanders and diversions. maybe I shouldn't buy into that whole social construction that labor day weekend marks the 'end of summer'....

yesterday coffee and I were on the same wavelength when it came to our musical artist.....isn't synchroncity bizarre! speaking of wavelength, today is the birthday of irish bard and troubadour van morrison.

the top photo is the reflecting pool near the cleveland museum of art. the cleveland museum of art is currently undergoing a massive renovation and expansion. earlier this summer the original 1916 building reopened and it is spectacular - the bottom photo is a peek into one of the rooms in the newly renovated building.

p.s. while looking for a pic to illustrate the next theme thursday - communication - I discovered this wonderful blog - old picture of the day. I love old photos and how looking at them gives us an opportunity to engage in a bit of armchair time travel. there's that time-space continuum thing again! I'm adding the link to the mouse's blogroll seems like it will be a fun place to visit.


Barbara said...

Looks like the Cleveland Art Museum could give the National Gallery a run for its money!

tut-tut said...

Communication . . . hmm.

Megan said...

I love Van Morrison.

Coffee Messiah said...

He's come a long way.....nice shots too! ; )

I remember when he rarely faced forward so you could see him sing @ Winterland.

Doesn't seem so long ago....

R.L. Bourges said...

very cool, all of it. The museum website is gorgeous. I wonder if the Lalique part of the collection is the same as the exhibition they had in Luxembourg in 2007?

a few not-so-bad vases from Lalique for those who can only afford the virtual stuff:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

barbara - the cleveland museum of art is one of the highlights of living on the north coast. except for special exhibits it is free (and special exhibits are free to members! of course we are members, so....)

tut - you'll come up with something good I have no doubt!

coffee - van has supplied much of the soundtrack for f & my lives

rlb - amazing what museums are doing now with the internet! more and more are trying to put all of their collections on view!