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Kandinsky- Red, Yellow, Blue


"If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove." Timothy Leary

NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT: Kandinsky's Reproduction

The painting was created in 1939 in France, and is therefore immune to the German copyright, which lasts until 2014 for paintings created in Germany.Consider the heartlessness of the German copyright. While there's a museum dedicated to W.K.'s work in Munich, Kandinsky, who was Russian, painted this AFTER he escaped Germany.


    I had created a scroll and wrote this out in Pen and Ink when I was in high school.
    The greatest compliment my friends would give me is "That reminds me of you."
    I really believe it, and it has served me well throughout life.
    Envy never stained me, because I only compare myself to myself.
    Back then, I believed it was found in a Church sometime in the 17th century.
    No matter, because its wisdom is timeless.
     A Wonderful Gift/Reminder by Pacific Melody, aka Melody Harslip


    -- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s -- 
    Not "Found in Old St. Paul's Church"! -- see below
    Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, 
    and remember what peace there may be in silence.
    As far as possible, without surrender, 
    be on good terms with all persons. 
    Speak your truth quietly and clearly; 
    and listen to others, 
    even to the dull and the ignorant; 
    they too have their story. 
    Avoid loud and aggressive persons; 
    they are vexatious to the spirit.
    If you compare yourself with others, 
    you may become vain or bitter, 
    for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. 
    Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. 
    Keep interested in your own career, however humble; 
    it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
    Exercise caution in your business affairs, 
    for the world is full of trickery. 
    But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; 
    many persons strive for high ideals, 
    and everywhere life is full of heroism. 
    Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. 
    Neither be cynical about love, 
    for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, 
    it is as perennial as the grass.
    Take kindly the counsel of the years, 
    gracefully surrendering the things of youth. 
    Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. 
    But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. 
    Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
    Beyond a wholesome discipline, 
    be gentle with yourself. 
    You are a child of the universe 
    no less than the trees and the stars; 
    you have a right to be here. 
    And whether or not it is clear to you, 
    no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
    Therefore be at peace with God, 
    whatever you conceive Him to be. 
    And whatever your labors and aspirations, 
    in the noisy confusion of life, 
    keep peace in your soul. 
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, 
    it is still a beautiful world. 
    Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

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