Van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime.
On this day in 1888, suffering from severe depression, he cut off part of his left ear with a razor. Today, Van Gogh masterpieces sell for record breaking prices.
A quote attributed to Van Gogh’s life: “Success is sometimes the outcome of a whole string of failures.”
Some must wait till after death to be appreciated. Others, during their lifetime.
The overall point being made is that most have to first lose before becoming a winner.
Failures reveal to a person their wrongs so next time they will not be repeated.
I know. I lost my first 13 trials. Learned. Then became a winner on the road to a successful career.
The Vatican has reaffirmed its support of COVID-19 vaccines reiterating Pope Francis’ insistence that getting vaccinated is “an act of love.”
A Citizens’ Voice Comment to the point: “The planet Earth has a holding capacity and so does Key West. Too many people means bad quality of life for all. It’s not whether rich or poor, it is whether they are about our custom and environment.”
The tune…..”The weather outside is frightful.”
There is snow in many parts of the U.S. Never in Key West.
Cold, however. Sixty during the night. When I opened the front door at 8 this morning to see if a package had arrived, I was greeted not with a blast of hot air. Rather a cold one. It was 64 degrees. The high today will only be 70.
The beginning of winter for us southern folks.
Enjoy the day before the day before Christmas!