“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
Oh, Lord, and also. Every now and again one looks back on a vast collection of music--vinyl, tape, cd, digital--and comes upon something like this (which can't actually be reproduced via modern YouTube, but still close enough on account of it being what's available, practically speaking): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WxXL8BTT4A
Looking back at my notings at the time, part of the reason I liked that song, youtube linked just previously, so much is that the high "aaaaaaaah" part reminded me of the Four Lads' version of "Istanbul (not Constantinople), the version with which I was so familiar from birth [in other words, that with which I was raised]. That said, I came to be such a fan of, also, They Might Be Giants from the mid-80s onward. In some ways, I did in fact end up preferring TMBG's version of the aforementioned song......without forgetting my roots of knowing the song, to begin with, and for starters.; /
Listening again to the first five seconds of that I don't know how my parents kept their sanity. Wait.
Slightly OT -- Has anyone looked through the book by President Bush? The title is Profiles Of Courage and it consists of portraits Bush painted of wounded veterans. Also the writing in the book that accompanies each portrait is by Bush. He's turned himself into a powerful painter. Well worth a look.
most movies dealing with dogs, I can't watch.
This movie was on a list of top 10 movies lesbians should see this summer. Maybe there is some carpet munching? Not sure why.
I appreciated the mention and memory link to Aridog, chickelit. For whatever the movie is or isn't, two six month tours of Iraq and 100 missions accomplished together is noteworthy, inviting honor and a moment of awe. I also love seeing a dog that alert, alive and present.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2113064/Rex-partner-I-love-Injured-Marines-battle-reunited-dog-served-Iraq.htmlThanks also to ricpic for suggesting at look at Profiles of Courage. I looked, read and ordered a used copy. The service of one, and the valuing of another both served to inspire and lift my heart. As did the memory of Aridog and his unabashed love and devotion to Dog and Country I
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