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(5) things we love…#90

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La Dolce Vita, KentridgeA bit of a reflective week at this end – my mood is contemplative and so are my offerings this Saturday. Have a peaceful weekend.

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One. A major river running through a city is always a source of pride and beauty. Unless that river is the Tiber and the city is Rome and the banks of said river become a repository for petty criminality and ugly graffiti. In an effort to restore some might to a mighty river, the city of Rome hired South African artist William Kentridge to “reverse” the graffiti, in effect removing the paint while creating new work from the existing graffiti. The results narrate different episodes of the story of Rome or depict mythical and historical characters, and they are a sight to behold.

Old Man and Child Holding Hands preview imageTwo. What advice would you give your 5-year-old self? Or 20-year-old? or 40? This video hands the advice baton from one age group to the next. And whether 5 or 90, what we see when we look back is not that different.

Three. Flossie Lewis: my new hero.

Four. Starting again tonight on Netflix. You know where you can find me for the next few days. On the couch. Bingeing.

calvin and hobbesFive. Because sometimes a boy and his cat know everything there is to know.

Top image: William Kentridge’s La Dolce Vita

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6 Comments

  1. Flossie Lewis has some good advice there.

    May 7, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Isn’t she adorable?

      May 10, 2016
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  2. “Calvin & Hobbes” is one of my favourite comics! So much wisdom.

    Loved the advice from Flossie Lewis, and the intergenerational advice (particularly the one from the 93 year old!)

    May 7, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Calvin and Hobbes are my favorite philosophers. And I have to credit sofagirl for introducing me to them eons ago.

      May 10, 2016
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  3. Bravo to William Kentridge, Flossie Lewis, Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin, and especially to you – for making my outlook on life look a whole lot better this Saturday morning!

    May 7, 2016
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Whenever I sit down to compile this, I try not to be a downer. Random fairly sad things I tend to collect get discarded.

      May 10, 2016
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