Monday, April 30, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Immerse Yourself in the Rorschach

This image was taken at the Harvard exhibit "X-Rays of the Soul: Rorschach and the Projective Test."

A Rorschach Cheat Sheet on Wikipedia?
Can Rorschach explain the Nazi personality?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Wisdom is Better than Rubies

This oak bookcase once lived in the Robert Treat Paine house on Joy Street in Boston. It now sits in the portrait gallery of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Its upper front panels read "Wisdom is better than rubies."

The KIng James version of the Proverb is:

For wisdom is better than rubies;
and all the things that may be
desired are not to be compared to it.
-Proverbs 8:11

Monday, April 16, 2012

Outcries, Orations or Harangues

This sign is displayed in the Wilderness section of Franklin Park. It reads:

"It is against the law (1889) for anyone within the park to fire [illegible] crackers or squibs, to make outcries, orations, or harangues, to hold meetings, move in procession, play hand-organs, peddle any articles, solicit custom or advertise, use vile, profane, or threatening language, and generally to do anything that must disturb, worry or annoy other visitors.

The foliage and flowers that grow on the Park are for the common enjoyment of all where they grow.

To pick them for private use is as criminal and as mean as to steal private property."

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Faces in the Crowd

This metal sculpture relief, “Faces in the Crowd” by Linda and James Toatley, watches over us as we commute from and to Jackson Square each day.