Smile ;)

Apr. 19th, 2017 04:17 pm
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Someone's torn the curtain
And I think it must be me.
I climbed up to the window
And the curtain caught my knee.
And then it wrapped my foot up
And I heard a hole, you see.
Someone's sure to notice
'Cos it's bigly as can be.
They're coming, I can hear them
Up the stairs to have their tea.
I wish I was the bigly hole
And bigly hole was me.

(illustration by Margaret Tarrant, verses by Marion St. John Adcock; reposted from The Golden Age of Illustration group on FB)

Smile ;)

Apr. 1st, 2017 06:06 am
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The wonderful Mervyn Peake:

"There's nothing makes a Greenland whale
Feel half so high and mighty
As sitting on a mantelpiece
In Aunty Mabel's nighty."
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Fun fact: Firefox users are the smartest, funniest, best-looking people on the Web. [Citation needed]
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For your amusement:

19 husbands who need it all spelled out

15 parents who have a perfect sense of humor (don't know about perfect, but some of them are quite funny)

Art and society:

Prepare to be amazed by these incredibly realistic sculptures

Beyond Objectification:
Norman Rockwell’s Depictions of Women for the Saturday Evening Post

No place for self-pity, no room for fear, by Toni Morrison, written in 2004, but just as relevant today, or at any other time:

"...None of this bodes well for the future. Still, I remember the shout of my friend that day after Christmas: No! This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.

I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge—even wisdom. Like art."

Mental health:

An artist's depiction of what it's like to live with mental illness--the most striking one I've seen

Statistics: prevalence of mental illness among U.S. adults (17.9%, in other words, just slightly less than 1 in 5)

Smile ;)

Nov. 24th, 2016 12:41 pm
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(from the Edwardian Society FB group)

A three-year-old's report on Thanksgiving: "I didn't like the turkey, but I liked the bread he ate."

(Art Linkletter)

Thanksgiving menu: roast turkey, candied yams, and pickled relatives.

(Arnold H. Glasgow)

Some neighbors of my grandparents' gave them a pumpkin pie as a holiday gift. As lovely as the gesture was, it was clear from the first bite that the pie tasted bad. It was so inedible that my grandmother had to throw it away.

Ever gracious and tactful, she still felt obliged to send the neighbors a note. It read: "Thank you very much for the pumpkin pie. Something like that doesn't last very long in our hourse."

(Krista Rose)

The checkout clerk at the supermarket was unusually cheerful even though it was near closing time. "You must have picked up a ton of groceries today," a customer said to the checker.
"How can you stay so pleasant?"

"We can all count our blessings," the clerk replied. "The hardest part of this job is the turkeys and the watermelons. I just thank God that Thanksgiving doesn't come in July."

(L. Proctor)

(all of the above from Reader's Digest: Laughter: The Best Medicine: Holidays)

(from ScienceAlert, who got it from FeelingGood Tees)
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"So avoid using the word 'very' because it's lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted.
Don't use 'very sad', use 'morose'. Language was invented for one reason, boys--to woo women--
and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do."

(Robin Williams in his role as the English teacher Mr. Keating, "Dead Poets Society")
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Originally posted by [ profile] levkonoe at Сачков Сергей. Воришка

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Some virtual coffee for your Thursday morning ;)

Originally posted by [ profile] ezhiuke at Life happens, coffee helps
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Boy and Squirrel
Juliana Horatia Ewing

Oh boy, down there, I can't believe that what they say is true!
We squirrels surely cannot have an enemy in you;
We have so much in common, my dear friend, it seems to me
That I can really feel for you, and you can feel for me.

Some human beings might not understand the life we lead;
If we asked Dr. Birch to play, no doubt he'd rather read;
He hates all scrambling restlessness, and chattering, scuffling noise;
If he could catch us we should fare no better than you boys.

Fine ladies, too, whose flounces catch and tear on every stump, /What joy have they in jagged pines, who neither skip nor jump? )

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Dec. 26th, 2015 07:39 pm
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(What are you doing in that wardrobe? --Narnia business!)
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"At night my mind does not much care
If what it thinks is here or there.
It tells me stories it invents
And makes up things that don't make sense.
I don't know why it does this stuff.
The real world seems quite weird enough."
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Do watch--it's only 2 min. long and quite amusing ;)

([ profile] browngirl--see this, I think you'll like, it's musical! ;))

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Jun. 15th, 2015 07:16 pm
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(How strawberry milk is made from, by Cindy Gish)


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