June 23, 2016
I pulled the zipper closed on a mosquito net at Jenfest, and immediately heard summer.
I was reading more Anne Carson last night and found this gem in her Glass, Irony and God.
‘”Treachery,”‘ (she notices) sounds just like his zipper going down.”
– “God Stiff,” Glass, Irony and God, page 46.
Zip it Up!
This story appeared in an old issue of Report on Business magazine.
A clerk at a local convenience store can thank his lucky zipper
for saving him from serious injury, even death. Something went wrong
during a late night robbery, and the thief took a shot at the clerk with
his small calibre pistol. The bullet lodged in the clerks zipper, failing to
penetrate. The thief turned and ran, leaving empty-handed.
Lame Zipper Joke
Old Man 1:”I keep forgetting to close my fly after I’ve gone for a piss.”
Old Man 2: “That’s not a problem. Forgetting to undo your fly before you take a piss, now that’s a problem!
“Exuberance is beauty.”
June 16, 2016
- “Exuberance is beauty.”
- “Energy is eternal delight.”
- “Damn braces; bless relaxes.”
- “Enough! Or too much.”
- “I asked; ‘does a firm persuasion that a thing if so, make it so?’
- “He replied: ‘all poets believe that it does, and in ages of imagination this firm persuasion removed mountains; but many are not capable of the firm persuasion of anything.’
- “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to men as it is, infinite.”
- “For man has closed himself up till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.”
- “Expect poison from standing water.”
- “The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind. “
- “Opposition is true friendship.”
- (from the Clod and the Pebble, “Songs of Innocence and Experience”
Love seeketh not Itself to please,
Nor for itself hath any care;
But for another gives its ease,
And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.
- Poems from Blake’s Notebook (c. 1800–1803)
When a Man has Married a Wife
He finds out whether
Her Knees & elbows are only