THE LAST BATTLE aka IF I SHOULD GROW FRAIL
If it should be that I grow frail and weakAnd pain should keep me from my sleep.Then will you do what must be done,For this -the last battle – can’t be won.You will be sad, I understand.But don’t let grief then stay your hand.For on this day, more than the rest,Your love and friendship must stand the test.We have had so many happy years,You wouldn’t want me to suffer so.When the time comes, please let me go.Take to where my needs they’ll tend.Only stay with me until the endAnd hold me firm and speak to meUntil my eyes no longer see.I know in time you will agreeIt is a kindness you do to me.Although my tail its last has waved,From pain and suffering I have been saved.Don’t grieve that it must be youWho has to decide this thing to do;We’ve been so close— we two — these years,Don’t let your heart hold any tear.
~~~Julia Napier, ©1999
“too” ~~~ Guess I have no life.
“‘Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree’ is a song recorded by Tony Orlando and Dawn. It was written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown and produced by Hank Medress and Dave Appell, with Motown/Stax backing vocalist Telma Hopkins, Joyce Vincent Wilson and her sister Pamela Vincent on backing vocals. It was a worldwide hit for the group in 1973.
The song is told from the point of view of someone who has ‘done his time’ in prison (‘I’m really still in prison and my love, she holds the key’) but is uncertain if he will be welcomed home.
He writes to his love, asking her to tie a yellow ribbon around the “ole oak tree” in front of the house (which the bus will pass by) if she wants him to return to her life; if he does not see such a ribbon, he will remain on the bus (taking that to mean he is unwelcome) and understand her reasons (“put the blame on me”). He asks the bus driver to check, fearful of not seeing anything.
To his amazement, the entire bus cheers the response – there are 100 yellow ribbons around the tree, a sign he is very much welcome.”
“Hanlon’s razor is an adage or rule of thumb that states ‘never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity’. Known in several other forms, it is a philosophical razor that suggests a way of eliminating unlikely explanations for human behaviour. It is likely named after Robert J. Hanlon, who submitted the statement to a joke book. Similar statements have been recorded since at least the 18th century.“
Last Friday was Hug Your Cat Day.
Dang, two days late: Friday was Hug Your Cat Day.
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Tomorrow is Hug You Cat Day: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/hug-your-cat-day/