Delight in the Ordinary

Asparagus by Claude Manet

Asparagus by Manet

Coffee on the deck in morning sun.

Sorting mail until nothing important remains

Paging photo albums of only good times.

Supper of just garden vegetables and wine.

Falling asleep lullabyed by her soft breathing.


Suggested by reading Art as Therapy by Alain de Botton and John Armstrong, and about the psychological benefits of art

The Inquisition

1633: Galileo Galilei was put on trial

for saying that the Earth revolves around

the Sun. We are not the center.

They knew better than God who seems

to have been the one who planned it.


[ Back in April 1633, Galileo agreed to plead guilty and was sentenced to an unlimited period of house arrest in his home in Florence for this offense. He gradually went blind and stopped looking to the heavens. It took until 1992 for the Catholic Church to formally admit that Galileo’s views on the solar system are correct. ]