The Valley of Many Names

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No matter what happens,

No matter the forsaken grief that envelopes your heart and your being as you endeavor to live

Always remember to walk in the valley of life and to acknowledge all who have walked here and all who are yet to tread upon this sacred ground

We all must make this trek

But to all who have tread before us and to all who are yet to promenade through in the wake of what trailblazing we leave behind

We must always remember to walk in the valley of life, to keep it alive, for it holds a collective memory of a nation.

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The Grapes of Glory

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Sea born mist hangs low, one can almost smell November in the vineyards. The grape leaves curl in fall colors and the sun has no warmth anymore, only last year’s vintage to shake the chill. Summer’s essence is held in a glass. Earths vocation and fruit lay sweetly in a bottle. You can still feel the summer’s Mediterranean sun in the bouquet of last year’s wine. This familiar scent of earth, water, and grapes is the scent of home.

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The Maverick Gallerist

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As a business model, the art gallery occupies a unique position. Functioning as the bridge between art’s existence as a commercial enterprise and its role as a philosophical pursuit, a gallery, unlike other businesses, has a measure of success that is completely divorced from its financial earnings: by championing important artists, and putting on daring and provocative shows, they can become part of art history even if they never generate a massive profit.

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