Some Numbers

To put things into some sort of perspective

There are approximately 7.7 billion people in the world.

As of the end of this past week:

# Of global C-Virus cases = 132,567

# Dead = 4,947

# U.S. C-Virus cases = 1,629

# U.S. Dead = 41

Oh, and just for the heck of it, the # of gun deaths in the U.S. in 2019 was = 39,773

Maybe we’ve overreacted just a little bit. But then, I’m a member of the Olds and the Stoics, at least somewhat. I recall walking to school and seeing signs that said, “Quarantine, Mumps.” Others warned of measles and other contagious diseases. No one panicked and nothing shut down. Life went on and it just was what it was.

Now, in other news, from the worlds of the Woods and the Arts and the Thoughts we ponder. Why not let’s think of Love and Beauty!

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” Kahlil Gibran

And then, a final thought for our sweet dreams and morning greetings:

Art Nouveau and Art Deco

On My Way!

Gloria Sartori 9 hrs Palermo, Palazzo Petyx.

Art Nouveau Around The World

Palermo, Palazzo Petyx.

Oh My! How have I been missing this era in my trip around the world of art? For some reason I had tipped my nose (upward of course) and walked right on by. Well, no more!

I think I saw it as an enactment of those sconces along the wall dressed like fans. Gold too. Now this is an example of such splendor that ostentatious never crosses my lips. Enjoy I shall.

1890—1910