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Post by SunshineSue » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:00 am

Let’s be realistic about this, the guitar can be the single most blasphemous device on the face of the earth. That’s why I like it. The disgusting stink of a too-loud electric guitar: now that’s my idea of a good time.

--Frank Zappa




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Post by Whaler » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:57 am

“The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean”

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Post by SunshineSue » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:47 am

Were I a philosopher, I should write a philosophy of toys, showing that nothing else in life need to be taken seriously, and that Christmas Day in the company of children is one of the few occasions on which men become entirely alive.

--Robert Wilson Lynd

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Post by SunshineSue » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:43 am

Merry Christmas Eve, Terrapin Nation!! :santadance :bigheart


A VISIT FROM ST. NICHOLAS

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
"Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"
As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too—
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—
“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”


--Clement Clarke Moore, 1823

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Post by SunshineSue » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:19 am

If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.

--Nhat Hanh

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Post by SunshineSue » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:34 am

I don’t care if you believe in God or don’t believe in God. I don’t care if you find holiness in church, nature, a child, laughter, or tears. I don’t care if you pray, meditate, sit quietly, sing hymns, hold hands, etc. If you believe in the power of love, then we are one.

--Matthew Dowd

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Post by Creedo » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:55 am

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

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Post by SunshineSue » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:10 am

Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.

--Goran Persson



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Post by Shroomopotamus » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:16 pm

*
Dark star, crashes
Pouring its light into ashes
Reason tatters, the forces tear loose from the axis
Searchlight casting, for faults in the clouds of delusion
Shall we go, you and I while we can
Through, the transitive nightfall of diamonds

Mirror shatters in formless reflections of matter
Glass hand dissolving to ice petal flowers revolving
Lady in velvet recedes in the nights of goodbye
Shall we go, you and I while we can
Through the transitive nightfall of diamonds
*
Live by the mushroom, die by the mushroom
Roll on forever
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Re: Quote of the Day

Post by SunshineSue » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:48 am

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.

--J. R. R. Tolkien

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