Japanese Garden: In Portland, Oregon. The garden is five and one-half acres, and was designed by Takuma Tono. It opened to the public in 1967.

very often: M-L von Franz, Alchemy. Toronto, Canada, 1980. p.257. On another level, "the very possibility of the objective, formalized visions of Being and of human knowledge proposed by traditional philosophy depends on a particular relation between permanent structures and change in human experience, in which 'nature' is the dominant theme and change is recessive. But this relation has been upset—permanently?—since the era climaxed by the French Revolution, when 'history' finally pulled alongside 'nature' and then took the lead." S. Sontag, "Introduction." In, E.M. Cioran, The Temptation to Exist. Chicago, IL., 1968. p.9.

borrowed: "Much is made of 'borrowed scenery' with the prime example being the remarkable vista across the City of Portland toward the Cascade Mountains and Mount Hood." www.japanesegarden.com. Borrowed scenery, skakkei, is a term used in the making of Japanese gardens when rocks, for example, are brought to the site from another location.

Sasquatch's words: "In a series of articles, Dr. (Derek) Bickerton has argued that humans may have been speaking proto-language, essentially the use of words without syntax, as long as two million years ago. Modern language developed more recently, he suggests, perhaps with appearance of anatomically modern humans some 120,000 years ago. The impetus for the evolution of language, he believes, occurred when human ancestors left the security of the forest and started foraging on the savanna. 'The need to pass on information was the driving force.'" N. Wade, "The Leap to Language." The New York Times. 15 July 2003.

Balzac: In 1891, after making some 50 preparatory studies, and seven years of in-depth readings of Honoré de Balzac's works, Auguste Rodin received a commission for a monument of the great writer from the Société des Gens de Lettres. He exhibited a model of the sculpture in the Paris Salon of 1898, where it was not only rejected by the critics, but stirred up an extraordinary controversy in the press, as it flew in the face of the Academy's standard of realism.