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Sunday, October 29, 2006

Thought for the day - #9. Plus a Pelican in the news

A countdown of Thoughts for the Day:  (who wrote these anyway?)

#9 - "Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die."

Not sure who wrote that, but doesn't resonate with me and wouldn't be in my personal Top 10 quotes du jour.

I prefer the less jaundiced (ha, ha) view and more upbeat quote below ...

"One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick" - Rabbi Harold Kushner.

How true is that! 
Whether recovery from "the morning after the night before" feeling....
Or to really be ill and be thankful to be returned to good health.

On another topic; who knew  that Pelicans can swallow  a pigeon whole?
At least, a resident pelican in St. James' Park in London did just that a few days ago.  There was even a photo shown on TV of the pigeon gazing mournfully out of the gaping beak, before being swallowed alive in one gulp.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Thought for the day - #10.

A countdown of Thoughts for the Day:

#10 - Life is sexually transmitted. - RD Laing.

Whereas, John Lennon (in Beautiful Boy) said:
"Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans."

As an insomniac, I'm often making plans that LIFE rudely interrupts the next day or so.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Punc·tu·a·tion: what's the point?

An English professor wrote the words :
"A woman without her man is nothing"
on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.

All of the males in the class wrote:
"A woman, without her man, is nothing"

All the females in the class wrote:
"A woman: without her, man is nothing."

Punctuation is powerful, eh?

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Pink for October

I didn't know about the "Go Pink for October" campaign until reading about it here on Pix's site

Like a prat, I made a flippant comment about shades of pink on her site before following the link to the Pink for October site.
Do go and visit the site.  The stories are both humbling and poignant.

Unlike some people, I have the luxury of time to learn from my mistakes.
Note to Self:  Look once, look twice, then post comments afterwards!

Mea Culpa.  PDQ.

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