I could see only the outline
of your head and shoulders,
black against the cave mouth,
and so could not see your face
at all, when you turned
and called to me because you had
already lost me. the last
I saw of you was a dark oval.
Though I knew how this failure would hurt you, I had to
fold like a grey moth and let go.
You could not believe I was more than your echo.
-“Orpheus (1),” Margaret Atwood
- Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
Why am I going?” he repeated, looking straight into her eyes. “You know I am going in order to be where you are,” he said, “I cannot do otherwise.”
He had said the very thing that her soul desired but that her reason feared.
-Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
I think pregnant women are beautiful.
Stevie Nicks (here), Amanda Palmer, and other ethereally confident female rockers, you are inspirational.
My God by Susan Rolston
Protestants pray for grace,
Scientists look to space.
Jews find truth in the Torah,
New Agers, in each other’s aura.
Catholics are blessed by a Pope,
Yaquis enlightened by dope.
Maoris use ritual chants,
Navahos get up and dance.
Muslims bow daily to Allah,
Norsemen aspire to Valhalla.
Feminists swear by a She,
Quakers swear not, silently.
Confucians kowtow to ancestors,
Hare Krishnas, to airport investors.
Hindus revere Lord Brahma,
Richard Gere, the Dalai Lama.
Baptists believe in the Ark,
Physicists, in the quark.
Moonies obey Reverend Sun,
Mormons say Brigham’s the one.
Daoists extol yang and yin,
Sufis transcend in a spin.
Shintos seek peace where it’s grassy,
Rastas, in Haile Selassie.
When we meet in the Afterlife,
We can laugh at sectarian strife.
But meanwhile back to the wars,
‘Cause my God’s better than yours.
Vacation starts late tomorrow night!!! Philly, Shore, Concerts, & More.
First, spending the night dog-sitting with Trish at Society Hill Dance Academy!
When we fall in love, the brain releases a chemical called phenylethylamine (PEA) which causes our palms to sweet, our hearts to race, and “butterflies” in our stomachs. It’s possible to trigger someone else’s brain to release PEA by looking at them a lot during a conversation, which in turn makes that person more likely to fall in love with you. (Ivillage.com)
I think this makes sense, especially since there tends to be certain guys all the girls fall for and these guys aren’t always the most attractive, the smartest, or even the funniest. They just “have something about them” and I think what it must be is their ability to hold eye contact. They are not afraid of looking at you. Also, while I may be endorsing the above, I am no way bolstering the notion of what people generally assume “falling in love” entails, or that there is only one person for everyone, or that anyone is “meant for” another person. Come on.
The giant squid has the largest eyes in the world
But the octopus has three hearts
Art: The wonderful Surrealist René Magritte
Everyone has three lives:
a public life, a private life, and a secret life.
Franz Von Stuck
A man said to the universe:
“Sir I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”
-Stephen Crane, A man said to the Universe