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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 12:32:11 PM

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Just had to share this ;-)




In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
thar
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 12:41:17 PM

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Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 1:24:30 PM

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jmacann
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 1:33:14 PM
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Big Timer. Congrats.
Jezikoslovac
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 1:43:21 PM
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This really is how books work. They ascend you (above the swear words written on the wall) and eventually award you with wonderful vistas. Applause
mailady
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 5:29:20 PM

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Love it!! Thanks for sharing!
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 5:33:31 PM

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It made my day, today!


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
GabhSigenod
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 6:11:10 PM

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I'm so glad I had time to log on today, though late. Thanks JJ.

Mise, tá mé lán de dea-fhortún.
jcbarros
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 8:12:13 PM

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Nice picture but precarious balance.
sisikou
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 8:26:15 PM

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MAKE MY ENERGETIC DAY!!

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. ~William Wordsworth
Marissa La Faye Isolde
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 8:27:18 PM
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Yea Jyrkka Jatkka!


Wondrous, joyful, heart...Marissa :)


"The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself."
— William Blake








Romany
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011 11:50:21 PM
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Absolutely great! Would love to print it out and have it on my desk here at school.
uuaschbaer
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 7:07:08 AM

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Strikingly accurate description of something really quite complex. So eloquent. <3

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sacsayhuaman
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 8:53:57 AM

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Hieronymus Bosch?d'oh!
songbird6
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 9:34:22 AM

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As a librarian, I obviously believe in the power of imagination and curiosity fueled by books and once found, never lost. When I see young children and teens come into the library daily still searching for their favorite books or even splayed on the floor or in a chair engrossed and reading, I'm hopeful. To those who contend libraries are archaic or even obsolete, come stand in my shoes for just one hour.
RuthP
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:30:35 AM

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JJ - Thank you for posting this. Tears in my eyes!
DarkMoon
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:53:31 AM

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ploy_angjoe
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 11:12:21 AM
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At first glance I saw the only scope of the boy standing on a pile of books, I thought this picture means to convey
books are used in the wrong way. I was taught not to step over any books, put them down on the floor or inproper place, respect books as your teacher. I don't know how about the other's believe and opinion. So I thought that boy's so rude. But after I scolled up to see the whole picture, I found the true meaning of this picture. I do agree.^^
I like the way that those words on the wall are such a contrast with ... I don't know how to write in English -sorry.
:(
RuthP
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 12:11:51 PM

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Hi ploy,

The words on the wall, the trash and the grim environment on the boy's side of the wall are such a contrast to the dreams, adventures and ideas he finds in the books.

How's that?
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 5:55:44 PM

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The picture reminded me of some books I read years years ago, like
Peter Pan, Treasure Island, Narnia series, Robinson Crusoe, Gulliver's Travels, Münchausen stories...
Time pick up some classics from the shelf, I guess ;-)


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Wanderer
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 11:24:13 AM

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Somehow the way the child is looking over the wall reminds me of R. L. Stevenson's THE SWING.




How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!


ploy_angjoe
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:15:56 PM
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RuthP Applause Cool. You got it. Thank you for extending what I want to say out.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 9:21:30 PM

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When I worked in real estate I was horrified by the number of homes I was in where the only apparent function of books was to make sure the coffee table didn't float away. ( Prize for most boring CT book ever ? " A Pictorial Journey Through Saskatchewan " Look honey, wheat !)

Growing up, I was shocked that nobody else seemed to use books instead of wallpaper !

Books paint pictures on the walls of minds that might otherwise remain blank.

Sanity is not statistical
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 9:25:04 AM

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Another picture:




In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Vickster
Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 11:14:46 AM

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I like both pictures... I wold really like to get a hold of that first picture... Be great for schools... even thought there are swears... Books could save a childs life if brought up in the wrong area amongst gangs and poverty... books are a cheap vacation...

He who sings scares away his woes. ~Cervantes
Ray41
Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 2:58:07 AM

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If you want a copy of the picture you can get it in A4 size by a right click over the picture. The menu will have 'Print picture..',
Left click on there and if you have a printer it will print off for you.
I am on Windows 7, but I am sure XP,etc. had the same provision.
If you don't want the 'F' word then you can print the picture as is,paint out the word with a texta, and 'copy' it off on the printer.
I am an avid reader, always have been, and I am dismayed when I see school and public libraries getting smaller and smaller. Even more so when I see shelves of books removed to gain space to accommodate computers. Computers do not take the place of books, and, do nothing to develop researching skills, as it is so easy to 'google' for the answer/solution.
We are seeing a new generation that have no actual problem solving techniques, and who never get to use their imagination as you do when reading books.


While I live I grow.
Vickster
Posted: Friday, June 10, 2011 8:29:07 AM

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thank you... I got my copy...and will hang it at work and home when work tells me to take it down because of the swear...hahaha

He who sings scares away his woes. ~Cervantes
rogermue
Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:34:33 AM

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Well, I can't help adding my comment too. Wonderful pictures, JJ - the first and the second too!

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tootsie
Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:32:34 AM

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Me too! Wonderful pictures JJ and a lovely poem from Wanderer. Made my day.

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I'm not lost for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost. Winnie-the-Pooh
FounDit
Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:37:43 AM

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Thank you, JJ. Applause Applause

That reminds me so much of my youth. I lived in books. I think they kept me stable and sane.

A great many people will think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. ~ William James ~
Subrider618
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 2:41:43 AM
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Regarding that first illustration,

Angel Angel Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Think Think

N.B. Try doing that with a computer!
leonAzul
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 7:10:00 PM

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Kudos, JJ, for spotting these and sharing them.

A Special thanks to wanderer for triggering the memories of my dad reading to me as a child.

"Make it go away, Mrs Whatsit," he whispered. "Make it go away. It's evil."
excaelis
Posted: Friday, February 24, 2012 10:51:52 PM

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Good point, leon. My father read to me and I have always made sure to read to my son, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and any other child that has ever entered my home. I remember last year reading Winnie-ther-Pooh to my son and granddaughter ( who were 9 and 10 at the time ) over their protests that it was a ' kids ' book. After an hour I had to stop...

Probably preaching to the choir here, but please read to your children. Hell, read to other people's children ! It's a life gift.

Sanity is not statistical
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 7:49:09 PM

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Yet another pic ;-)



Badass rebel grandma?


In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.
Articulate Dreamer
Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2012 10:54:44 PM

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JJ, i know its only a pic but
I sure hope that wheeled contraption has a brake... else as Grandma comes lower in her graffiti ...
i do worry for not-so-li'l ladies too!


BTW i missed this thread during my temporary sanyas... loved the pics! Thx.

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