Thursday, April 4, 2013

Desiderata


Written by Max Ehrmann in 1927

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  1. I've read this before, and it still holds true today. Definitely a darn good "D" post!

    Julie

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    1. Julie, I really liked it the first time I read it.

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  2. This is brilliant. Words to live by. Every bit as true now as it was back in 1927.

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  3. ABFTS, Some writing is so timeless.

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  4. Oh, I love this! "You are a child of the universe, no less than the moon and the stars. You have a right to be here." always brings tears to my eyes.

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    1. I know, Mary. I thought it was great the first time I read it.

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  5. Where's the part about "never force a fart while wearing white pants?"
    Other than that, I pretty much agree.

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    1. That part was removed because it became clear a fart is a force no one can reckon with...so you and your white pants are on your own! :P Oh Al...I am having such fun this go-around...you too?? :P There's something about winging it that's like running naked in a field of daisies...where no force can interfere with one's follies.

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    2. Well, just to test the theory...I tried to force one.
      Good thing I'm wearing blue jeans.
      But, Mrs. Penwasser is not amused.
      I blamed the dog.

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    3. Mrs. Penwasser is a woman to be admired...bless her for taking you off the shelf!!
      I'm sure the dog is not amused! :)
      And...those poor blue jeans.

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    4. Al, you may be put on laundry duty now. The dog, shame on you. But, my husband blames my cat.

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  6. Gosh, this brings back memories - definitely a great choice for "D" - see, this winging it isn't so bad, is it??


    Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

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    1. No, Jenny it's not. Ask me that in a week.

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    2. I don't know, but there's something different this year - I'm much more at ease about my posts - maybe a little bit of a "not too stressed about it" attitude is helping.

      But, yeah, in a week who knows! I'm having fun with this part of it, this time...the bantering, and the teasing Al bit is also also fun - he's such a easy going blogger!

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    3. I am trying to look at it more like I did my first year. Just do it and be more relaxed. I go back and look at some of those posts and they were actually good.

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  7. They are indeed very wise suggestions. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. This is my absolute favorite poem. It's such a shame the poet is anonymous. I'd like to thank her/him, though he/she is long gone. Great choice for D, Ruth.

    xoRobyn

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    1. Robyn, it is good. Max Ehrmann wrote it in 1927. He was an American poet. Thanks.

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  9. In the early seventies, before your time, this was recorded like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bUTcy6w2Rw

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    1. This is very nice, Gail. Thank you for sharing it.

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