Thursday, April 27, 2017

The State of Humanity - A Quote Worthy of Pondering






Covered Bridge in Town

This is before the city's PROGRESS plans.  It used to be a momentary pleasure to drive across the bridge, especially when as a young innocent child.  Then in time that was stopped; they have these gaudy, painted yellow steel blockades at each end with  big STOP! signs, as if those metal barricades isn't enough to deter one to brake quickly.


What that wooden frame was for I don't know.  It's not there now.  Neither is that view of rushing ripples you see.

Progress - I miss the yesterdays.  I despair with the rush of progress. 


Good Morning, Ready for That Soda?




Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A broken heart mends if the proper attention is delivered by the self to the self." Veronica

Quote of the Day - Truth Be Told

 "Nothing is more exhilarating than to be shot at without result."
Winston Churchill

The Power of the Dog


The Power of the Dog

by Rudyard Kipling

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?

Brothers and sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie–

Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years that nature permits
Are closing in asthma or tumors or fits
And the vet’s unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers, or loaded guns.

Then you will find–its your own affair
But–you’ve given your heart to a dog to tear.
When the body that lived at your single will
When the whimper of welcome is stilled (how still!)

When the spirit that answered your every mood
Is gone–wherever it goes–for good,
You still discover how much you care
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We’ve sorrow enough in the natural way
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.

Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we’ve kept ‘em the more do we grieve;
For when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short time loan is as bad as a long–

So why in Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?
                                                     RK