Rules to live by

Okay… not so much rules, definitely not laws. Principles in name only. But there are some truisms that stand the test of time.

Happy the Man

I replied to say that the first part of the poem, translated slightly differently, forms the chorus to a brilliant song called The Booklovers by The Divine Comedy:

Happy the man, and happy he alone
who in all honesty can call today his own;
He who has life and strength enough to say
‘Yesterday’s dead & gone – I want to live today’

I’m not there yet. I’m working on it, but I can feel time running out on me.

A New England

Reviewing the year would be good if there was anything good in it to re-view…

Wile E. Coyote

While trying to put into words what I was feeling, I hit upon an unexpected answer.


So many fishies…

I’m thinking of thinking of calling her right
after my afternoon nap.
I’m thinking of thinking of sending her flowers,
right after Bonnie gets back.
So many fishies left in the sea,
so many fishies – but no-one for me…
I’m thinking of thinking of hooking a love,
soon after supper is done.

G’Kar, Babylon 5 (Parliament of Dreams)