Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Moods Warmth and Truth in Flowers

All things in life are temporary.
If going well enjoy it, they will not last forever.
If going wrong don't worry, they can't last long either.


What did the carrot say to the wheat?
Lettuce rest, I'm feeling beet.
- Shel Silverstein


Stutterers Living in the USA - from Howard D - added January 25, 2009

During the Buffalo conference, a busload of us went up to Canada. When we got to the border upon our return to the US, an immigration officer came on board the bus.

In a less than friendly, and far too authoritarian tone, he told us that all he needed to know from each of us was our country of citizenship. He then proceeded down the aisle, stopping at each row of seats, and pointing to each person. "Citizenship?" he said, as he pointed at each person.

Talk about performance anxiety! The first couple of "U...U...U...S's" seemed to go over his head, but after a few more, he started getting suspicious, curious, and concerned. Finally, someone explained to him who we were, and he relaxed.

But it was one of the funniest stuttering experiences of my life.



Insane I walk on full moons beams

I know the path. I walk up streams.

They cool my feet while my soul burns

Like hot red coals on water steams

The embers flick off of my brain

And scatter quickly but refrain

From speaking out explaining why

It is they flicker, just to die.

So aimlessly and without cause

Like me, they circle up and pause

Then look around as though to see

IF someone else lurks round like me.

Then clouds surround and crowd the moon

My eyes they close, I start to swoon,

Oh blissful sleep, how long I've waited

The peace you bring is clearly understated.

The embers cool, my feet grow warm

Insanity departs in scorn

And leaves me all alone to lie

Till morrow brings a friendlier sky

Jan 29/1991

A Lady's Life


Believe it or not.

Sound travels 15 times faster through steel than through the air.

Generally speaking, half of all false teeth , have some form of radioactivity.

The European Space Agency's Olympus Satellite was the only one destroyed in 1993 by a meteor.

Starch is used as a binder in the production of paper. It is the use of a starch coating that controls ink penetration when printing. Your elbows get black when you have them on your morning paper because the paper does not have much starch and is therefore cheaper paper.

Sterling silver is not pure silver. Because pure silver is too soft to be used in most tableware it is mixed with copper in the proportion of 92.5 percent silver to 7.5 percent copper.

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.


George said...

I like the reminder that all things in life are temporary. Thanks for sharing your poem 'Moods' with us.

A Lady's Life said...

George -It goes with the saying that things in life change. So one should not burst at the seams but tuck ones' head in and move forward.

SandyCarlson said...

I am stopping at your first thought because I need it very much.

A Lady's Life said...

That's what I say too Sandy. :)

Akelamalu said...

Love the stuttere's convention. :)

A Lady's Life said...

Akelamalu - I often wonder why people stutter. Is it because they are nervous or is it something much deeper and they have to learn to talk slower. But I am sure it can be overcome.