Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Thinking of Orlando

Thinking of Orlando this Van Gogh painting I saw in Arles immediately came to mind. One feels such despair. Still hope springs eternal things will change someday.

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  1. Very appropriate. To hope.

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  2. The VanGogh painting is a perfect description of what the world should be feeling.

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    1. Such a powerful image of emotion.
      No wonder van Gogh appeals universally.

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  3. Yes, we are all so horribly sad that such hateful people are loose amongst us.
    Sending hugs.
    x

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  4. Yes, dear Carol, the Van Gogh painting is very expressive.

    One of my friends is also very upset about what happened in Marseille, and now we have the French police couple being murdered. And Donald Trump keeps opening his mouth.

    I am also concentrating on finding beauty and joy this summer, but being mindful of what else is out there.

    xo

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  5. Thank you to our American in Paris.

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  6. Anonymous10:27 AM

    what a profound juxtaposition of the despair of the Art and the Beauty of the Rose. Hope and Beauty V Mindless violence. Thank you. You raised my spirits and I do hope that finally,finaly We Americans will realize that our culture is being warped by an industry that is bent on Profit at any price. Our news showed a gun shop owner revealing that while his sale of "machine guns" was usually 10 a day it had escalated to 10 per hour! 10 per hour? Do these people imagine all of those innocent victims pulling out their own machine guns and opening fire? Really? That would save lives?

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    1. Leslie in Oregon5:30 PM

      Well put, Anonymous.

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    2. Yes, insanity The purchasers imagine they might not be able to buy these guns in the future. So the mad rush. Utter insanity.

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  7. Thank you, as always.

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  8. Thank you, as always.

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  9. Very well said, Carol. Thank you for this post, honoring those that lost their lives in this senseless tradgedy. The Van Gogh painting and the perfect rose represent so much!

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  10. Your photos today are the perfect expression for our current lives. We must grasp and hold onto life's roses even while acknowledging these senseless tragedies.

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  11. Virginia S12:27 PM

    Nothing like a rose to say hope springs eternal. This is beautiful and thoughtful.

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  12. Margot12:28 PM

    U r right on. It is so very sad and this painting expresses it perfectly, as does the hopeful, gorgeous rose!
    Thank you,

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  13. Absolutely perfect.

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  14. Elaine4:04 PM

    I'm from Orlando, but now living in Hawaii. Mahalo. This is touching and I've forwarded it to family still there.

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  15. Very nice picks, Carol.

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  16. Trop triste cet évènement:(
    Pauvres familles..blessés..et jeunes gens dépourvus de leurs avenirs.

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  17. Perfect.
    Thank you

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  18. Thank you for this beautiful post. I live in Orlando and it has been a very sad time here...we are sticking together and will make it through ❤️

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    1. Anonymous5:58 PM

      Orlando Strong, Lindsay. We are with you all in thoughts, prayers and hopefully, actions of influence. We here in Colorado well know what your metro area is going through, more's the pity.
      Diane in Denver CO

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  19. Beautiful and heartfelt. I happened to be in Orlando enjoying time with family at that time. Will this ever end?

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