Prophylactic self-isolation for folk wisdom appreciation. Day 137th.

He who has a true friend, has no need of a mirror

Indian proverb (1)
Kiss I – II by Kirk Mangus, USA, 2004. Photo by Dr. A. Palatronis at Presidential Palace Viewpoint, Vilnius, Lithuania. July 2020


About Kirk Mangus

Kirk Mangus (1952-2013) was an internationally recognized ceramicist, and a dedicated teacher and mentor for almost 30 years at Kent State University. Mangus is known for his playful, gestural style, and experimental glazing. In his approach to craftsmanship, Mangus sought to re-negotiate concepts of beauty and mastery, proposing an unguarded, impassioned way of thinking, making, living, and loving (2).


  1. Quotes on
  2. Kirk Mangus: Things Love, available online on

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