Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for February 17, 2014

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    Chrystos B Minot Premium Member about 10 years ago

    This one brought tears to my eyes. Bravo, to Carl, and to you.

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    tmt  about 10 years ago

    I second your comment, Chrystos.

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    electricshadow Premium Member about 10 years ago
    The quote was profound on its own, but the artwork deepens it. Well done.
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    ART Thompson Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Agreed. Loved the Napoleon. Living down the block from his last Palace in his futile quests.

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    j2p2  about 10 years ago

    The moment I saw the boy, I knew whence the quote had come. Bravo indeed!

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    queenkimmie  about 10 years ago

    Beautiful! Now, let’s see if we can all remember this as we go through our daily lives.

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    posse1 Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Love it, love it, love it! I’ve just recently discovered Zen Pencils & am so glad I did. Great artwork

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    716PMedGuy  about 10 years ago

    well said Carl

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    Thehag  about 10 years ago

    Spread this over our ‘pale blue dot’ and hope it makes a difference….. Believe it will make a difference.

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    blanche64  about 10 years ago

    very nice, but as a librarian it would have been nice to see a less stereotypical representation.

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    caseyman  about 10 years ago

    Can’t identify the young woman directly behind Shakespeare. I’d guess Emiy Dickinson but the hairstyle is wrong. Any one else care to guess?

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    celeconecca  about 10 years ago

    Anne Frank.

    This is wonderful – again. I want this as a poster.

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    digitydigitydigity  about 10 years ago

    I was thinking Anne Frank was behind Shakespeare. The ones I can’t figure out are the people next to Elvis, Michael Jackson and Bruce Lee

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    Tinozzi  about 10 years ago

    Inspirational. Thank you!

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    caseyman  about 10 years ago

    Thanks, folks, definitely Anne Frank

    Can’t say exactly which ones you mean but starting from the bottomCharlie ChaplinAmelia EarhartIsaac NewtonGandhiHelen KellerAung San Suu KyiJohn Kennedy Muhammedi Ali

    Does this help?

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    Darwinskeeper  about 10 years ago

    I love the quote and the artwork.

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    shamest Premium Member about 10 years ago

    always great thoughts

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    Ushindi  about 10 years ago

    Makes me think of the view of the Earth and moon from Mars taken by Curiosity. Gave me a strange feeling to think there were billions of us all busy doing something at that moment on that little bright speck in the sky.

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    dankelly57  about 10 years ago

    It’s true that knowledge builds understanding and erodes fear.I thank you for encouraging the spread of knowledge.

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    Richard V Anderson  about 10 years ago

    Simply brilliant!

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    Darryl Heine  about 10 years ago

    Ode to Carl Sagan…

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    vldazzle  about 10 years ago

    Brought a tear to my eye. Bravo!

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    Rocky Premium Member about 10 years ago

    Outstanding…And the artwork is such that I could identify almost every person in the fourth panel.Keep it up.

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    topbunk  about 10 years ago

    Mr. Sagan wrote a great book with this title.

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    topbunk  about 10 years ago


    This link will take you to a web site that will put this quote in perspective… no pun intended.

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    scootergrrrl  about 10 years ago

    and the truth be said…….

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    popomatic  about 10 years ago

    That is a hell of a group of people. Excellent quote

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    ee1958  about 10 years ago

    Thanks so much for this. Perspective is always needed.

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    YokohamaMama  about 10 years ago

    This is just beautiful.

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