Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Sword of Damocles
























If you don't know the story
read on it's at the bottom.
I am sure at one time of your
life you have felt like this.





























It's an awful feeling.
It's the awful tension, the threat of failure, the fear to get OUT.
Yes I am sure we have all been there at one time or another.
It's all just hanging over your head.
















































JUST imagine RETAIL!!!!!
This year, we have had so many businesses
shut down in Maine. Some big time business



Dionysius II of Syracuse,
a fourth century BC tyrant of Syracuse, Italy.
Pandering to his king, Damocles exclaimed that,
as a great man of power and authority
surrounded by magnificence,
Dionysius was truly extremely fortunate.
Dionysius then offered to switch places with Damocles,
so that Damocles could taste that very fortune first hand.
Damocles quickly and eagerly accepted the King's proposal.
Damocles sat down in the king's throne surrounded by every luxury,
but Dionysius arranged that a huge sword should hang above the throne,
held at the pommel only by a single hair of a horse's tail.
Damocles finally begged the tyrant that he be allowed to depart,
because he no longer wanted to be so fortunate.
Dionysius had successfully conveyed a sense of the constant fear
in which the great man lives. Cicero uses this story as the last in a
series of contrasting examples for reaching the conclusion he had
been moving towards in this fifth Disputation, in which the theme
is that virtue is sufficient for living a happy life. Cicero asks:
Does not Dionysius seem to have made it sufficiently clear
that there can be nothing happy for
the person over whom some fear always looms?

When life is this tense, move on make an easy life.




Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

remember Faye Emerson?



Remembering Faye Emerson





























Funny how certain things make you think of something.
Those big collars just at the shoulders edge, make me think
of this elegant, Beautiful woman on TV in the 50's



















Faye Emerson was one of the most visible individuals
in the early days of U.S. television. A "television personality"
(meaning talk show and more), her omnipresence during the infant
days of TV made her one of the most famous faces in the nation
and earned her the unofficial titles of
"Television's First Lady" and "Mrs. Television."













Here's that Big collar dress
she was always wearing
dresses like this .
She was once married to "Elliott Roosevelt"
son of "U.S. President"
"Franklin D. Roosevelt"
Emerson was later married to bandleader
"Skitch Henderson" in the 1950s.
Once a Hollywood starlet enjoying the
show business spotlight, the wealthy Emerson
retired to Spain and spent the rest of her life
in seclusion. She died in 1983 at the
age of sixty-five of Stomach cancer in
Majorca, Spain.


Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome

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