Good advice, but maybe easier said than done for those of us who tend to overanalyze things somewhat.
Brilliant sculpture ... bad example? Auguste Rodin's The Thinker, in the courtyard of the superb Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California (2005). Gorgeously situated in Lincoln Park (complete with views of the Golden Gate Bridge), the Legion of Honor is one of the best art museums on the Pacific Coast. If you go, stop by the museum café on the basement floor to pick up a really great sandwich for lunch. I took this photo on a late afternoon with my Olympus Stylus 35mm.
A question for the masses (haha, right) who read starfish and waffles: on Sesame Street, when Cookie Monster madly munches down on a plate of cookies but it's obvious that he isn't actually eating the cookies but just making the crumbs fly out of his mouth, is Cookie Monster, therefore, eating cookies or isn't he? This is the type of question I've been grappling with for 20+ years. And maybe that's the problem. Somebody tell me it isn't too late to change.