Mona Lisa

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Sunset or dawn ~ I guess it depends on your perspective.  2016 is facing it’s sunset but the 2017 year is fast approaching dawn.

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winter scene along Okanagan lake

For some it has been a year of celebrations, graduation, new milestones and for an equal portion it has been a year of challenges, and disappointment.  For most, I hope, it has been a year full of lessons, and real joyful times.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

As I begin each year I do so with the intent to do more.  I will try to be more free with compliments and smiles, frugal in my complaints and criticisms.

I hope that I can embrace the new year with optimism to be a better friend, more understanding father, and that in a year from now I will reflect and know it was a year well-spent.

If not, I am normal, human and will keep trying.🐧

Leonardo da Vinci – Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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3 Responses to Mona Lisa

  1. dfolstad58 says:

    Reblogged this on Life and Random Thinking and commented:

    Looking back this was a post published six years ago but it received no likes or comments. I edited it for 2016 and removedo the youtube link to nat King Cole singing Mona Lisa but if want to enjoy that song use this link


  2. ken Folstad says:

    We did get to see the Mona Lisa painting a few years ago, only a couple of others with us at the time, so had a real great chance to take our time and view this ‘masterpiece’. It is lovely! But it also makes me wonder what Da Vinci would have been able to create had he ever seen a really fantastic display of Northern Lights. Obviously, by his own quote, he had the same type of thought.

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  3. Lynn says:

    My favourite Mark Twain quote! We could all try a little harder to be kinder to one another & to live life to our fullest potential. Wishing you the very best in 2017!

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