"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, October 8, 2012

Meanwhile, a Break in Our Political Programming for a Little Art!

The Regular Son is working on a painting for the Regular Guy's backyard neighbor of a P-51 flying in a darkening stormy sky.  My son gets his inspiration for skies largely from Russian landscape painters, including Isaac Levitan, his favorite.    Here's a great Levitan, called "The Twilight Moon," which really works for me:

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