In response to a friends' suggestion/request to capture staircases - here are my first attempts. So timely for her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
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A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is,
regarded from its own point of view,
only a boring something made of wood.
- Franz Kafka
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread,
and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs.
~ Dante Alighieri
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven
unless it be through Earth's loveliness.~ Michelangelo