“Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”
One of my favorite things about last fall’s China adventure was the dichotomy we found everywhere we went. Those who followed those posts know I was fascinated by ancient sites like the iconic Great Wall and the Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi’an. But in addition to those amazing places, I also found some interesting contemporary graphics that caught my eye. For this week’s challenge “Half and Half” – which asks us to share photos that are “split in two”, I thought several of them just might fit the bill.
“A half-read book is a half-finished love affair.”
If you’re wondering where I found them, I have no idea 😄; they were simply somewhere along the journey along with the many other wonders we experienced. I’m normally quite traditional in my taste, and have no contemporary art in my home. But I am somehow drawn to bold graphics such as those above and below, as well as the more classic piece that closes today’s post.
“Half of seeming clever is keeping your mouth shut at the right times.”
As my followers know, I am a big fan of quotations and work hard to find wise words that work with my posts. I want to thank Juls of Les Petit Pas de Juls who, because of that, nominated me to participate in the Three Quotes Challenge. Juls is a blogger who knows well the power of just the right quote at just the right time! So Juls, consider this my response to your invitation – although I must admit I’ve not quite followed the rules of the challenge. 😉
“Believe only half of what you see and nothing that you hear.”
Edgar Allan Poe
Finally, because I’ve focused on art for this post, I would like to point you to Andrew Seal of The Changing Palette. Andrew’s site is one of my favorite blogs. He’s a very talented painter – especially in his use of color and impression. Unlike those of us who highlight our thoughts with quotes, Andrew lets his art speak for itself – and quite beautifully so.
After all that, if you still have time, give a look at the other responses to this week’s challenge here.