I liked yesterday's quote and photo so much I wanted to do a variation again today. The sky is wonderful no matter what it's doing, isn't it?
"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."
George Washington Carver
Imago animi sermo est.
"Speech is the mirror of the mind."
Apparently my mind is filled with tragicomic musicals and harness racing movies ...
Dr. Horrible: I wanna do great things, you know? I wanna be an achiever, like Bad Horse.
Penny, appalled: The Thoroughbred of Sin?
Dr. Horrible: I meant ... Gandhi.
If you haven't discovered Joss Whedon's little gem, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, you can download it from his site, drhorrible.com. It's great fun.
I'm excited to learn that Emilio Estevez has written a movie script about a retired jockey who takes up harness racing and aims right for the top prize, the Little Brown Jug. Footage was shot last month in Delaware, Ohio at this year's Jug, and shooting is scheduled for next spring. This is the first movie I've even considered going to see since Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing. I'm waiting for further news with great anticipation.
Thanks to my sister Annette, who keeps me up to date on all things harness racing.
"... But why, some say, the moon? ... they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, ..."
John F. Kennedy at Rice University, September 12, 1962
“We never are too old for this, my dear, because it is a play we are playing all the time in one way or another. Our burdens are here, our road is before us, and the longing for goodness and happiness is the guide that leads us through many troubles and mistakes to the peace which is a true Celestial City. Now, my little pilgrims, suppose you begin again, not in play, but in earnest, and see how far on you can get before Father comes home.”
The winged horse Pegasus sprang from Medusa's blood after she was slain by Perseus, fully-formed offspring of the Gorgon and Poseidon.
The warrior Bellerophon spotted the majestic steed grazing at a Corinthian spring and tamed him with the help of a golden bridle supplied by Athena. Pegasus proved a loyal companion to the ambitious hero through many adventures. Unfortunately Bellerophon, lacking good horse sense, invited himself to Mt. Olympus. In some versions Pegasus bucked him off as they were winging their way to the gods' territory. In others the horse jumped when stung by a hornet sent by Zeus, unseating Bellerophon who fell to earth.
In either case, Bellerophon was doomed to remain earthbound while Pegasus was welcomed to Mt. Olympus where he served the gods as faithfully as he had Bellerophon before hubris and horse unseated him.
Do you hear his hoofbeats in the thunderstorm? He's fetching thunderbolts for Zeus. He is sometimes asked to carry the goddess Eos (Aurora) as she brings in the dawn. At other times Apollo rides him as he leads the sun across the daytime sky.
Pegasus is among the constellations listed by Ptolemy in the 2nd century. In the Northern Hemisphere October is said to be the best month for viewing Pegasus.
Midway down this page is a lovely imaginative rendering of Pegasus and adjacent constellations.
The Houston Astronomical Society has a helpful explanation of how to locate the constellation Pegasus.
Μην ξανακανεις το ιδιο λαθος
I'm giving up the serious quotes to become a poet. It's easy peasy.
"You learn through suffering - don't make the same mistake twice."
I can't make it rhyme in English. Okay, so maybe this poetry thing is not all that easy.
I guess I'll go back to the puzzles ...
Πάθει μάθος / Páthei máthos
Learning through suffering.
Πάθος μάθος broadens the meaning: "suffering is learning/learning is suffering."
Plus, it rhymes.
PS Παναγιωτη μου, λυπουμαι πολυ! I have never been able to remember the correct spelling for 'Panagiotis' but I have a solution: I will just refer to you as Dr. V___ from now on.