High Coo – Sept 7 – Happy Birthday Grandma Moses

Grandma Moses @ biography.com

Born September 7, 1860, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, aka Grandma Moses, is “an artist who remains an inspiration to people starting careers late in life. Despite her advanced age, she defied the odds and set out to become one of the most celebrated artists of her time.” (See https://nationaltoday.com/grandma-moses-day/)

She began painting full-time at age 77 and continued until her death at age 101. Grandma Moses’ first paintings sold for as little as $3 dollars in a drug store, but her work went on to sell for over $1 million dollars for a single painting. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandma_Moses)

As 68-year-old poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, proclaimed in Morituri Salutamus: Poem for the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Class of 1825 in Bowdoin College

“It is too late! Ah, nothing is too late till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate…Something remains for us to do or dare; even the oldest tree some fruit may bear.” (See https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44639/morituri-salutamus-poem-for-the-fiftieth-anniversary-of-the-class-of-1825-in-bowdoin-college)

Here is today’s humble haiku: Happy Birthday Grandma Moses

Your beautiful smile,

shining through your simple art,

delivers pure joy.

Halloween, 1955, by Grandma Moses @ pinterest.es

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