“E’en from the tomb the voice of nature cries,
E’en in our ashes live their wonted fires.”
~~ Thomas Gray, “Elegy in a Country Churchyard”, Stanza 23 ~~ 768 more words
“There are many intelligent species in the universe.
They are all owned by cats.”
~~ Encyclopedia Galactica ~~
Tower watch duty….
Hajime…. Although I did notice the stock market didn’t crash, I’m sure there was some sort of reaction to my total absence from the net yesterday. 460 more words
“What UNIVERSE is this, please??”
~~ Zippy the Pinhead ~~
Winter on San Francisco Bay….
Hajime…. Today’s Pearl is yet another truncated version, for the simple reason I don’t have time to put it all the way together the way I prefer. 604 more words
“The Journey is the Reward,
Not the Destination.”
~~ Zen Koan ~~
Hajime…. Though I fully agree with our opening lines, I can’t say today’s journey to our destination has provided me with much reward, beyond the most basic, that of being, finally, done. 933 more words
“Every man is a divinity in disguise, a god playing the fool.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
“Because it’s comfortable. Why?….”
Hajime…. In spite of how little incentive I find to finish and post today’s Pearl, I will do so; for those of us who write for the same reason we breathe, incentive is irrelevant, for it appeals only to self-interest, which has no bearing on duty, or survival, both of which are their own incentive. 1,083 more words