- Sweet Talk
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: …a time to be born, and a time to die…”
- Aging is better with friends and family close
Being kept up to date can be shocking
In 1911, George Bernard Shaw wrote, in the induction of “Fanny’ First Play”: “It’s all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date.”
Nothing beats the look – and feel – of spring
“Behold, we know not anything; I can but trust that good shall fall at last – far off – at last, to all, and every winter change to spring.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson (l850) In Memoriam A.H.H. Prologue.
Not sure science can fully explain the Northern Lights
“Glorious the northern lights astream; Glorious the song, when God’s the theme.” (Christopher Smart, from “Song to David,” stanza 18 (1763).
Which bandwagon to jump on?
“I went to the store to buy a bolt for the front door, for as I told the storekeeper, the governor was coming.”
Having to face up to the need for surgery
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but ugly can be seen by everyone.”
Either the dog or the husband need to go – but which one?
A. E. Houseman, noted Welsh poet of fairly recent times, echoed my feelings in his “Collected Poems” of 1939 when he wrote: “The stars have not dealt me the worst they could do: My pleasures are plenty, my troubles are two. But oh, my two troubles they reave me of rest, the brains in my head and the heart in my breast.”
Sweet Talk: Like husband, like dog
“Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware of giving your heart to a dog to tear” from Rudyard Kipling’s “Power of the Dog” (date unknown).
Sweet Talk: Using exercise to sync body and mind
The English poet John Dryden, in the 18th Century, wrote a letter of advice to a kinsman: “Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought, than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise, for cure, on exercise depend; God never made his work, for man to mend.”
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