Saturday, August 05, 2006

Farewell, Farewell


"I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up DOES rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone. I guess I just miss my friend."

from "the Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

A Warning Shot off the bow


Received at the reference desk this missive, delivered with stealth by a sweaty old man.

Lincoln shot
April 14, 1865 (10:00)

Titanic hit ice berg
April 14, 1912 (11:40pm)
sank 15th


Pure coincidence or Freemason engineering?


Songs were made to sing,
While we're young!
Every day is Spring,
While we're young!

None can refuse,
Time flies so fast!
Too dear to lose,
An' too sweet to last!

Though it may be just . . .
For today!
Share our love we must . . .
While we may!

So blue the skies,
All sweet surprise,
Shines before our eyes,
While we're young!

( None can refuse,
Time flies so fast!
Too dear to lose,
An' too sweet to last! )

Though it may be just . . .
For today!
Share our love we must . . .
While we may!

So blue the skies,
All sweet surprise,
Shines before our eyes,
While we're young!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Pour the Wine



"A hard drinker, being at table, was offered grapes at dessert. 'Thank you,' said he, pushing the dish away from him, 'but I am not in the habit of taking my wine in pills.'"
- "The Physiology of Taste" by Anthelme Brillat-Savarin