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looking for what's missing... I'm a knitting, spinning, mother of teenagers with a big dog, a small cat, minus the lovely rabbit Meliflua.

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Right now I'm listening to "An Irish Country Village" by Patrick Taylor, reading "Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake" by Anna Quindlen and knitting Wisconsin Wintersocks. And casting off the lace shawl I've been working on since I last posted.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Birthday, Leonardo

When I mentioned to Cass that today is Leonardo da Vinci's birthday, her response was:

"Send him a card."

Most of the 3,500 pages of sketches and notes Leonardo left behind are written backwards, so they would have to be held up to a mirror to appear normal. Scholars wonder why, but I know: because he felt like it. For the first few years that Vince was learning to write, if you put the pencil in his left hand he would mirror-write without any conscious planning. He just felt like it. No one ever told him it had to be any other way.


Anonymous Jan said...

It's also Ruth Jacksier's birthday! I think she and Leo had some of the same muses.

4:47 PM  

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