Official White House Photograph
Not much to really figure out! But if you go further with the study, back to "be," things get more interesting.
First, you may consider one of Shakespear's most-quoted lines, as Hamlet asks himself if it is better "to be, or not to be. That is the question."
|Edwin Booth as|
by J. Gurney & Sons, 1870
You can find various philosophers that posit the essence of "being," but it was Rene Descartes that put forth, "Cogito, ergo sum," translated to "I think, therefore I am." Rodin created a beautiful sculpture to illustrate this concept.
To Be is to Do--Socrates
To Do is to Be--Plato
Do be do be do--Sinatra
And from there, the opportunities to extrapolate are endless:
Scooby Doobee Doo!
Yabba Dabba Doo!
Hey, Boo Boo!
|How about a Picnic Basket, Yogi?|
Do be a Do Bee!
AND, last but not least:
Exactly! Now, go out and just make art, whatever YOUR definition of "IS" is!
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