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.
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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.
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden