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The Cloisters II

Medieval contortionist.
I love the Cloisters more every time I go. Today I loved a 12th-century fresco of a camel with a modern & insouciant air; the glass (stained, painted); & a "Netherlandish" triptych of the Annunciation that I couldn't find the last time I was there. It is painted with exquisite clarity, & each panel has an inside & a window to the outside (clouds, towns). There's a mosquito-size angel flying in on a sunbeam & fabulous Dutch faces.

Also, I went with Bessie, the best traveling companion!  Read More 
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Self-interest

“The trouble with committing political suicide is that you live to regret it.” —Winston Churchill

I often wonder why so many people (seem to) vote against their own self-interest, but not in a way that helps anyone. Unless their self-interest really is fear & hate? I don't understand the pleasure of wanton destruction.

I can't figure out how not to be cryptic here. I feel like I'm trying to understand why so many people are saying the sky is orange....  Read More 
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