"So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains,
And we never even know we have the key. "
Lyrics from Already Gone, Album: On the Border (1974)
Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Commerce without morality
Science without humanity
Worship without sacrifice
Politics without principle
Painting: The Magpie, oil on canvas, Claude Monet, 1868-1869
Monet often thought of himself as this magpie sitting alone in a frigid art world as his soul revealed the light of impressionism upon canvas after canvas. Always perceived as one of the leaders of the impressionistic movement, he defined resilience in his time.