Random finds (2017, week 35–36) — A visual “posy of other men’s flowers”
“I have gathered a posy of other men’s flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own.” — Michel de Montaigne
Random finds is a weekly curation of my tweets, and reflection of my curiosity. With this week …
Something completely different.
It has been somewhat hectic these last two weeks. The end of the summer vacation, 8-year old daughter back to school (and all things related). In short, everything seems to come alive at the same time. Which is fine, but not when you’re trying to write two editions of Random Finds.
So, instead of binding other people’s words together, as I usually do, this Random Finds is a visual “posy of other men’s flowers.” With links to their words, of course.
“It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing Vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the City first started to my mind.” — Edward Gibbon (1776–1788), author of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire