23 thoughts on “universe patiently waiting”

  1. Interesting thought “wits to grow sharper” !
    The world full of magical things indeed! Yet I think we need to have a mind of child, to clear the piles of materialistic ideal that have covered the magic.
    I will have to research the word “wits”!

    Fun and playful painting by Klee!

    1. here is a diffenetioin from wikipiea

      More generally, one’s wits are one’s intellectual powers of all types. Native wit — meaning the wits with which one is born — is closely synonymous with common sense. To live by one’s wits is to be an opportunist, but not always of the scrupulous kind. To have one’s wits about one is to be alert and capable of quick reasoning. To be at the end of one’s wits is to be immensely frustrated.

      Which allows for wits to work for me!

      1. Thanks for doing all that research, Jeff! The way it has been used in my family of origin was to have one’s wits about one. We often used the expression, “Give me a minute, I need to gather my wits about me,” or “I’ll be ready to go as soon as I gather my wits around me.”

        We have so much to look forward to as our intellectual powers grow sharper! It’s a good thing the universe is so patient! 🙂

  2. I have no idea why, but my first impression looking at this picture was that it was of my bedroom. And we don’t have any fish…

  3. I love this particular Klee painting. Back when I was at university I had a postcard of it propped up on the corner of my desk, lending something of its mysterious colour and pictograms to my own labours.

    And an inventive and inspiring new look to By the Sea! Wonderful colours, that also set your husband’s delightful ‘Cloudscapes’ off nicely!

    Hope all is well with you,

    1. How interesting that you were inspired by this painting in college… It almost looks like a collage to me, which makes me wonder if the original would have the same feeling of depth when viewed directly. If we make it to Philadelphia this fall, perhaps we will have a chance to see it in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Do you like any of Klee’s other paintings?

      Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by!

  4. I’ve always loved Klee’s paintings, but it’s the quote that I’m going to chew on for a long time….
    “If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren’t There More Happy People?”

    1. Do you have any Klee paintings at your museum, Rosie?
      If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t there more happy people? … Good question, isn’t it? 🙂 I wonder if the book answers it!

        1. Thanks for letting me know – it’s interesting to know which museums have which artists… I’m glad there are visiting exhibitions from time to time so we can see paintings we might never get a chance to see…

          1. When I went to research this Klee painting I found out it is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I have most likely viewed it, but at the time was not drawn to it! Thank you for renewing my interest !!!

  5. Hi. After a lot of years looking at plants, I am still amazed at their diversity and the way they solve the problems of survival. There is so much to discover and know….. “patiently waiting” means that we still have the time to see. Jane

    1. So true, Jane. The world of plants is a universe itself – the diversity found there is indeed mind-boggling! May we use our discoveries well, and treasure the botanical gifts given to us.

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