"...a dynamic combination of warmth, sunshine and lightning." Those were words used to describe Marjorie Claire Fox in a lovingly written New York Timesobituary this week. It was her picture that caught my eye. An engaging, open, compelling face. I would have liked to have known this person. Reading about her enlivened a morning clouded with a world gone mad, in the same way these women in orange and yellow brought life to Rothko's "Untitled, 1969" at the De Young Museum's Modernism exhibit last week. Warmth, sunshine, and lightning. We could all use more of that.
Optimism. We could all use more of it to catapult us to better lived lives. So says David Brooks in today's NY Times piece, "Snap out of It." I love the title and also the views expressed. We all have ways of snapping ourselves out of downward spirals. Orange and Green does it for me. Especially when augmented by the lady in her orange scarf carrying an orange purse standing in awe of Kelly's audacity of color at the De Young Museum "Modernism" Exhibit of the Meyerhoff Collection.