blunt essays with sharp points
Feb 14, 2012 12:00 AM–
Suddenly, I am embraced awake, draw breath through my fine toes, bathe thirſty limbs in warm, urgent ſeep.
What are the oppoſite of eyes ? Theſe out-preſſed fans of ruſt and emerald lees. Theſe diſtillers of fragrant tears.
I know the wobble of wind, the pitileſs gripe of ſmall feet and teeth, the inſiſtent ſwell of rain-ſoaked earth : this touch is new.
How is perfect tenderneſs ? This eaſy inweaving of fingers. This dance of flowers petal to petal.
Layer on layer, year after year, againſt the ruthleſs heaven we knit our thick, gnarled coats. Scars cover ſcars.
Where is compassion ? Our bodies preſs, entwining, together. Our skins thin between, we lean and weep on one another.
In the ſpring, a caſual viſitor may ſtop to wonder at a ſingular tree blooming red on one ſide, on the other, white.
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Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sometimes they fool you by walking upright.
What part of “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn” don’t you understand?
Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. —Terry Pratchett
Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig. —Robert Heinlein
Do not ask why the past was better than the present, for this is not a question prompted by wisdom. —Ecclesiastes 7:10
Power lines abruptly stopped causing cancer in 1997 after the U.S. National Cancer Institute conducted a better study. —Robert Parks
Встретимся под столом! (Vstretimsja pod stolom: To meeting you under the table!)
The more you cry, the less you’ll pee.
Relish the love of a good woman.
It’ll never get better if you keep picking at it. —advice from Judge “Maximum” Bob Gibbs