Ohhh … I have to say that was beautiful.
Give me two 2×4′s and animal fries with a large diet coke. I’m hungry!
If nothing makes sense – then nothing makes sense. Extracting a pattern out of things that are patternless is an entirely human trait and leads to all sorts of eccentricities which are also uniquely human.
There are a number of different reasons why one might have to wear such an appliance. It isn’t only for dealing with people sucking their thumb.
Oh – that was a looooong way to go for a dumb waiter joke. Nice. :-)
I used to do mile swims pretty often in open water – I’ve done it as part of a polar bear swim during the winter, not quite ice on the water or anything quite that dramatic but definitely cold water. There is an odd point where exhaustion the cold, the quiet and peaceful nature of the early morning sun does make it feel like you are staring into your soul.
If they can play football on Thanksgiving …
There is no question about his intelligence – wisdom, judgement, attitude, willingness to do good, probably, but intelligence, no.
I am so with you … I love going out, and one of the benefits of the sort of travel I have done as part of my work has been the opportunity to eat in some excellent places. The memories of such tease me as I settle with take out.
My stepdaughter once told me – while suffering a parental punishment for something she had done and sitting through the parental lecture, she replied to something I said with, “of course I knew it was ‘wrong’! I knew you would catch me, and I knew you would punish me, and that is why I am sitting here smiling with you listening to lecture #4.” Seeing Amelia in the last frame reminds me of that.