Monday, May 5, 2014

in one of my journals~

a favorite quote

Feathers donated by Macawhead and Ms. Wee
 
Feathers shall raise men
even as they do birds,
toward Heaven:
that is by letters written
with their quills.
~Leonardo Da Vinci

~

Leonardo was so tuned into the natural world.
One of the questions he asked in his
Notebook:
"How do birds fly?"
Of course he tried flying as well.
He
may have been
the first human to try to invent
a flying machine.
~
Also in my Journal:
"Find the time to practice flight"
~
Still working on it.
:-)

8 comments:

  1. Leonardo was amazing! Imagine if he was alive today.
    These feathers are stunning!

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  2. Leonardo knew so much about things that were to be. His drawings depict his thoughts and experiments. Love the quote.

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  3. Ms Wee grows the prettiest feathers!
    Indeed a great quote...and flying...
    that is best practiced
    in bed... asleep. Love you!

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  4. Feathers are something I want to get better at drawing and painting - they represent magical spiritual wonderfulness to me, the dreamer. Leonardo was a fascinating man that I enjoy learning about in fact and fiction (do you watch 'Da Vinci's Demons' - hubbie & I really enjoy?). And it is on my wish list to visit Florence in as near future as I can make happen :-)
    Hugs
    Kat Xx

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  5. Great quote, and awwww, sweet feathers. She's nesting right now. I tried writing with her quills once. Didn't work for me.

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  6. What beautiful feathers from Ms Wee! And another great quote...Leonardo had such a fantastic mind and so much talent.

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  7. Beautiful feathers and words. world is so alive with the sounds our feathered friends make since they arrived back from migration!

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