Le Rêve (French, “The Dream”) is a 1932 oil painting (130 × 97 cm) by Pablo Picasso, then 50 years old, portraying his 22-year-old mistress Marie-Thérèse Walter. It is said to have been painted in one afternoon, on 24 January 1932. It belongs to Picasso’s period of distorted depictions, with its oversimplified outlines and contrasted colors resembling early Fauvism.
The erotic content of the painting has been noted repeatedly, with critics pointing out that Picasso painted an erect penis, presumably symbolizing his own, in the upturned face of his model.
On March 26, 2013, the New York Post reported that Steven A. Cohen of SAC Capital had bought the painting from Wynn for $155 million. The price is estimated to be the highest ever paid for an artwork by a U.S. collector.
Roger decided to change his life by running in the process he lost a significant amount of weight and extended his life, all within a relatively short 10 month period simply by changing his eating and exercise habits. Unfortunately his 12 year old niece Julia was not as fortunate, having been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis within 3 days of her birth. He was able to save her life and it is now his life’s goal to inspire others through running marathons. This video shows you can change your life, regardless of your age or physical condition and that if you believe in yourself, that you CAN obtain goals in life that may seem impossible. If you tell yourself you can, you will.
“LIVE LONG AND PROSPER”
The Vulcan greeting and the finger-separating hand gesture that accompanies it first appeared in the second season of Star Trek: The Original Series, during an episode titled “Amok Time.” Spock himself (actor Leonard Nimoy) has made no secret of the fact that the gesture and phrase were his idea, and that he based them on Orthodox Jewish blessings he remembered from his childhood. In the Jewish blessing, the position of the fingers forms the Hebrew letter “Shin,” which represents the name “Shaddai” (Almighty God). Nimoy put his own spin on the traditional gesture by holding up just one hand (instead of both) and changing