Σε γνωρίζω από την κόψητου σπαθιού την τρομερή,σε γνωρίζω από την όψηπου με βια μετράει την γη. Απ’ τα κόκκαλα βγαλμένητων Ελλήνων τα ιερά,και σαν πρώτα ανδρειωμένη,χαίρε, ω χαίρε, Ελευθεριά!
I recognize you by the fearsome sharpness,of your sword,I recognize you by the gleam (in your eyes)with which you rapidly survey the earth. From the sacred bones,of the Hellenes arisen,and valiant again as you once were,hail, o hail, Liberty!
In the collection of the Allan Memorial Art Museum.
"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month."
Henry Van Dyke
"The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter."
William Pitt, 1763
Painting in the collection of the Allan Memorial Art Museum.
Friday March 20th sees the combination of the vernal equinox, a solar eclipse and one of six supermoons of 2015. The equinox is an opportunity to locate due east and west by noting where sunrise and sunset occur in your landscape.
“A thing may be too sad to be believed or too wicked to be believed or too good to be believed; but it cannot be too absurd to be believed in this planet of frogs and elephants, of crocodiles and cuttle-fish.”
G.K.Chesterton, The Man Who Was Orthodox