The pen is mightier than the sword

La Tour Eiffel.

La Tour Eiffel, Paris

Art can unite us. After the recent attacks in Paris, countries around the world lit up their landmarks with France’s national colors to display solidarity with the French people.

Terrorists hate unity. Hitler sought division and invaded France. Hitler like the terrorists committed suicide. After his demise, the monuments of France stood still. The bells of Notre Dame speak while the corpses of the fallen terrorists are silent.

Art has always been the heart of Paris. Terrorists used a satirical drawing as an excuse to strike the heart of Paris and slaughter innocent people.

The pen is mightier than the sword. The drawing remains intact while the terrorist fighting against it in Paris have perished.

Art outlives dictators and terrorists. Even now decayed ruins speak in Rome and Greece. Art is the foundation of culture.

Terrorists and madmen seem to be at war with art. They know the power of art. Destroying monuments are their futile attempts to rewrite history.

Viva La France!


Romantic Places

La Tour Eiffel.

La Tour Eiffel, Paris. A landmark for lovers and history buffs.

I’ve visited Rome, Italy; Paris, France and lived in Miami Beach, Florida. All romantic cities with amazing landmarks. Miami Beach has over 800 Art Deco buildings.

I’ve fallen in love with each of these cities and their historic landmarks. I’m always planning Art Trips to satisfy my passion for historic landmarks.

Yet I’m learning not to let my infatuation with the past become a hinderance. I tend to romanticize the past and lose sight of the future. It seems I am not the only one prone to do this.

I just read a devotion in the Daily Bread about two bears who were fighting. A couple asked a nearby hiker what the bears were fighting about. The hiker replied that the male bears were fighting about a female bear. When he was asked where the female bear was, he chuckled “She left about 20 minutes ago! “