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Contemplation with a Twist

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Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 in


It is perfectly true, as philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards.

But they forget the other proposition, that it must be lived forwards.

And if one thinks over that proposition it becomes more and more evident

that life can never really be understood in time

because at no particular moment can I find the necessary

resting place from which to understand it.

Sarah Bakewell

At the Existentialist Café: Freedom, Being,

and Apricot Cocktails with Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir,

Albert Camus, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Others



Coffee: Induces wit... take it without sugar—very swank:

gives the impression you have lived in the East. Gustave Flaubert



It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee

to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity.

I bet this kind of thing does not happen to heroin addicts.

I bet that when serious heroin addicts go to purchase their heroin,

they do not tolerate waiting in line while some dilettante in front of them orders a hazelnut smack-a-cino with cinnamon sprinkles.

Dave Barry



I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

T.S. Eliot



Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.


~ On the strength and beauty of the individual soul ~


In the last analysis, the essential thing is the life of [the] individual. This alone makes history, here alone do the great transformations take place, and the whole future,

the whole history of the world, ultimately springs as a gigantic

summation from these hidden source[s] in individuals.

Carl Gustav Jung



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