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Brock Nanson
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool...
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Love, friendship and Art

I was browsing around this morning and found this wonderful letter from Ansel Adams to his friend Cedric Wright about Love, friendship and Art. Enjoy. :)

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June 19, 1937.

Dear Cedric,

A strange thing happened to me today. I saw a big thundercloud move down over Half Dome, and it was so big and clear and brilliant that it made me see many things that were drifting around inside of me; things that related to those who are loved and those who are real friends. For the first time I know what love is; what friends are; and what art should be. Love is a seeking for a way of life; the way that cannot be followed alone. Children are not only of flesh and blood — children may be ideas, thoughts, emotions. The person of the one who is loved is a form composed of a myriad mirrors reflecting and illuminating the powers and thoughts and the emotions that are within you, and flashing another kind of light from within. No words or deeds may encompass it. Friendship is another form of love — more passive perhaps, but full of the transmitting and acceptance of things like thunderclouds and grass and the clean granite of reality. Art is both love and friendship, and understanding; the desire to give. It is not charity, which is the giving of things, it is more than kindness which is the giving of self. It is both the taking and giving of beauty, the turning out to the light the inner folds of the awareness of the spirit. It is the recreation on another plane of the realities of the world; the tragic and wonderful realities of earth and men, and of all the inter-relations of these. I wish the thundercloud had moved up over Tahoe and let loose on you; I could wish you nothing finer.

- Ansel

From: Letters of a Nation, by Andrew Carroll



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"The average #dog is a nicer person than the average person." -- Andy Rooney

Have a beautiful day, G+ friends! Hopefully this will get you smiling. If it doesn't, go seek out a dog somewhere! There are thousands just waiting to be adopted - visit your local rescue group or shelter and fall in love.

In fact, having pets will even extend your life! Check out some of the amazing research on this by searching the web for something like "pets extend your life" or "dogs extend your life." It has to do with oxytocin and some other really interesting hormones and things. But it really comes down to #love.

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Now that the flowers are poking up, this is funny instead of simply being cruel and unusual punishment...
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Everyone likes a challenge, right??
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Should probably be subtitled 'How Stupid are We??"
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