Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:06 am Post
Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:23 am Post
We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute.
We read and write poetry, because we are members of the human race…and the human race is filled with passion.
Medicine, law, business, engineering…these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life.
But poetry, beauty, romance, love…these are what we stay alive for.
To quote from Whitman:
‘O me, O life of the questions of these recurring.
Of the endless trains of the faithless.
Of cities filled with the foolish.
What good amid these, O me, O life?
Answer…that you are here.
That life exists and identity.
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.’
What will your verse be?
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:27 pm Post
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:21 pm Post
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:34 pm Post
This.robertdguthrie wrote:It's like I've lost my hilarious uncle.
Wed Aug 13, 2014 1:53 pm Post
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:35 pm Post
Like John Keating did:nom wrote:People do care.
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:19 pm Post
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:10 pm Post
Sin wrote:Sadly, this also debunks my suspicions that Vic-k and Robin Williams were the same person.
Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:48 pm Post
vic-k wrote:Careful young 'n!! Careful!!
Jaysen wrote:That would have been AMAZING!
But I've met Mr K in person. And though I haven't met Mr W I can tell you that the world is much better having had both of them existing as separate entities. Could you imagine them both in the room at the same time?
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:06 pm Post
Pushing the envelope a bit, aren't y'?Sin wrote:close your eyes, and imagine a Robin Williams walking away from you.Sin wrote:What? Too soon?He hears you say this, then spins around and lets fly with a million words a minute riposte, that has you doubled up with belly aching laughter.Sin wrote:Sadly, this also debunks my suspicions that Vic-k and Robin Williams were the same person.Jaysen wrote: Could you imagine them both in the room at the same time?
So you've gorra bad chest too, eh, young 'n?Sin wrote:I wouldn't be able to breathe from all the joy and laughter.
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:40 pm Post
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:07 pm Post
exegete77 wrote:Nom, I appreciate your words above. Thank you.
As one who has battled depression for decades, this is close to home. I had actually written a blog post when I flying to Chicago the day before Robin Williams committed suicide. The title of my article was “Depression-seeking help.” Then on Aug 13, I stayed in the home of a couple. He has severe depression. We talked long about all that, very timely. But I didn’t expect to deal with it all in the same week.
Still too close to home in many ways. Certainly sad.
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