Monday, June 12, 2006

Quote for the day:

"It is a gift to be able to paint a particular picture or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look. To affect the quality of the day - that is the highest of the arts."

Henry David Thoreau
1817-1862, Essayist and Poet

2 comments:

Rebecca Bush said...

What was he talking about? Maybe I'm not awake enough, but I can't figure it out! Clues?

tlc illustration said...

Since he was a poet, I assume he was referring to affecting the way you look at life. "The quality of the day" - is a *choice*, it seems to me...