True rebels hate their own rebellion. They know by experience that it is not a cool and glamorous lifestyle; it takes a courageous fool to say things that have not been said and to do things that have not been done.
― Criss Jami, Venus in Arms
Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
This reminds me of a certain friend of mine putting up “flying key” Harry Potter decorations outside her house for Christmas.
Tell all the Truth but tell it slant —
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind —
Thanks to Blog Correspondent Pete Harrison for pointing this poem out to me.
Christmas Toys set of four 6-cent 1970 U.S. stamps. The toys featured on the stamps are: a locomotive, toy horse, tricycle and a doll carriage.