There is a great blog which explores art, this is one many people
are locating and finding someone who “gets them.” This appeals
to their “inner artist.” I like a quote from this which displays how I
feel about writing, my passion for art and my interest in music:
“The Humility of the Artist.
It seems arrogant to say, “Perhaps this isn’t for you.”
When the critic pans your work, or the prospect hears your offer
but doesn’t buy, the artist responds, “That’s okay, it’s not for you.”
She doesn’t wheedle or flip-flop or go into high pressure mode.
She treats different people differently, understands that she is
working to delight the weird, not please the masses, and walks
Isn’t that arrogant?
No. It’s arrogant to assume that you’ve made something into
extraordinary that everyone everywhere should embrace it.
Our best work can’t possibly appeal to the average masses,
only our average work can.
**Finding the humility to happily walk away from those that
don’t get it unlocks our ability to do great work.”
~ Written by Seth Godin, January, 2014.~
Hoping this “kicks off” a lively, entertaining and enlightened month.
September’s Gemstone: Sapphire
The monthly flower is the purple aster.
This is Washington D. C.’s Fifth Annual Book Festival.
I could not help smiling at the picture on his book cover
of my next “gotta get it from the library’s Hot List” book:
“Magnificent Celebration,” by Rick Springfield.
Rick Springfield who will be in the movie, “Ricki and
the Flash” playing soon at the Strand Theater locally.
He and Meryl Streep make being a little bit “old” look
Our Delaware County hosts an, “All Horse Parade,”
which leaves the fairgrounds on Pennsylvania Avenue
making its way to where I usually sit watching with my
family on West Winter Street. (I arrive with a blanket
around 3:00 or so, snacks and bottles of water, too.)
This is one of the largest and well celebrated parade.
I will be reluctantly saying goodbye to my Mom on
the day before the parade, beating the traffic home
from Lake Erie. I will be spending an upcoming week
off end of October with her, though.
Admission Day, Canada.
What is this all about? Anyone which to fill us in the
Comments Section of this monthly calendar post? :)
September 11, 2015-
Pause, remember here in our country but this is one
time I know others around the world “wept’ for our bad
days, 14 years ago.
When Herman’s Hermits played the 3rd week of Sept.
2001, here at our Delaware County Fair, they had their
British flag over the drum set and they were practicing
and tuning up. Then, when ready, Herman walked over
to the flag, looked up at the audience in the Grandstand
and whisked the flag off. Revealing an American flag,
saying into the microphone: “We are here for you, America!
We want to help ease your pain and sorrow. please don’t
feel guilty enjoying the show we put together for you. (This
is paraphrased and yet, mainly what the content of his words
and the expression of his heart for us all was. Women had
still brought bouquets of roses and Herman did sing, “Mrs.
Brown, You Have a Lovely Daughter,” along with a fantastic
September 13 – 14:
Rosh Hashana begins at Sundown and ends the next day
Also, remembering our grandparents for this special
September 14 is Marissa Bergen and her twin sister’s Happy Birthday celebration. Everyone raise a glass to toast their special day or have a Huge piece of chocolate cake in their honor. I know that Marissa likes this a lot. Oh, tomorrow, September 15, you can repeat or indulge again, in honor of another Bergen birthday, her husband’s special day. You Rock, all of you “Wild Things!”
(Do you remember her Doppelganger post with the steps to a monument, I think?)
This is a whole week of the Delaware County Fair and I
will be heading there at least twice for Seniors Day and
the final concert on Saturday night.
16- The Fillies run in the Jugette Race.
17- The Big Race for those “Million Dollar Horses” who
reside in our “Million Dollar Guest Horse Barn” will run in,
Delaware County’s “Little Brown Jug” is part of the Triple
Crown of Harness Racing. We are proud of this honor.
This is also considered nationally,
Citizenship Day or Constitution Day.
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A “break” in our calendar to remind you via the Old
Farmer’s Almanac, 2015 version:
“Echinacea is a Creek tribal word.
It comes from “echino.”
This means “hedgehog”
The echinacea coneflowers have
spiny brown central cones which
reminded them of the hedgehog.”
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This is the day we remember and honor servicemen for
POW/MIA Recognition Day.
The U.S. Air Force celebrates their 68th year “birthday,”
So. . . You knew I would fit somewhere in this post,
“Let Them Eat Cake!” for remembering 1947 when the
Air Force began.
I love award shows: This is the Emmy’s Award Show Night,
honoring television which includes specials, mini-series and
other well performed or recognized television shows.
On this date, the Old Farmer’s Almanac, 2015 edition
“Divide and Replant the following plants in the Fall:
Yom Kippur begins at Sundown and ends at Sundown on
***** Autumnal Equinox *****
This is the special day we greet Autumn here in the U.S.
27- Full Harvest Moon.
“Sing on Harvest Moon, up in the sky!”
The Old Farmer’s Almanac, 2015 edition adds this note:
“The full moon is bright enough to finish Harvest chores.”
Helen Hunt Jackson gives us another wonderful quote:
“The golden rod is yellow,
The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchard
With fruit are bending down.”
(H. H. Jackson, American Poet, 1830 – 1885.)
This makes me sad living only 55 years but inspiring life.
I wish to close this September monthly post with another
short anonymous quote:
“The closer we get to being
Who we are meant to be – – –
The brighter we shine.”
Enjoy all the many aspects, somber, joyous and filled
with memories of Septembers past.
Please feel free to offer any local historical facts, birthdays
or festivals in your area of the world. Thank you for reading!
Robin Elizabeth Oldrieve Cochran