7 stages.


when at the main detroit public library

climb up the stairs and step out of the doors

to the loggia outside

look up to the ceiling arches to see

the 7 beautiful mosiacs

inspired by william shakespeare’s

“as you like it”

the 7 stages of man

with thousands of tiny glazed tiles

 created by tiny hands at pewabic pottery

after reading the chart below

i believe that i find myself in the 5th stage – justice,

working my way toward the 7th stage – decrepitude.

“we know what we are, but know not what we may be.”

-william shakespeare

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  1. Pingback: 7 stages. — I didn’t have my glasses on…. | Wanda D. Jefferson

  2. Thank you for reminding me of yet another reason I love the City of my birth. The Detroit Public Libraries were home to me as a child. We lived near the McGregor branch. It had a magnificent doll house on the main floor. I spent nearly as much time admiring that house as I did finding new books to take home and read. ❤

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  3. Decrepitude? Couldn’t he have gone with something nicer? Maybe the Chinese idea that we gain wisdom, so we’re wise? Or like wine, we grow richer and more mellow? Have more layers? Hover in justice for a while:)

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  4. I love how you and I share wonder at the world — and look UP! I have a very similar photo I took this week in Berlin of the exquisite loggia over the doorway to an architect’s home from the late 1890s, just up the street from my hotel — now an auction house.

    Decrepit? DECREPIT??????

    I think not!

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