“You have to leave the city of your comfort and enter the wilderness of your intuition.” ~ Alan Alda

“Do what we can, summer will have its flies.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A small collection of total nonsense . . .

Miss Universe Pageant 1954
Miss New Zealand passes out from the heat

Whoopi Goldberg on “Star Trek: The Next Generation”

Had to post even though I can’t find the source . . .

↑This is a real thing, folks . . .

Late addition . . .

Kevin Weir historical gif

Historical Gif by Kevin Weir

“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” ~ Ray Bradbury

Image from cracked.com

                   

“Every burned book enlightens the world.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I had to share this with you. It’s an ingenious way to win a battle in the war against literacy:

                   

For a really good read on libraries and book destruction, go here. It’s a great article by S. Peter Davies called “6 Reasons We’re In Another ‘Book-Burning’ Period in History.”

“Every place is different, but every place is the same, because you carry yourself with you wherever you go.” ~ Steve Yarbrough

“Even in the mud and scum of things, something always, always sings.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

After watching hours of programming on the incident in Colorado, I am actually too numb to write about this latest instance of inexplicable violence. It’s all just too much, so I’ve copped out and borrowed from someone else . . .

Reblogged from apoetreflects:

 

apoetreflects:“It’s a lot easier to say when something ended rather than when it began. Most of us can recognize the end from a mile away, but the beginning always slips up on us, lulling us into thinking what we’re living through is yet another moment, in yet another day.”—Steve Yarbrough, Safe from the Neighbors (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010)
 

                    

“It’s a lot easier to say when something ended rather than when it began. Most of us can recognize the end from a mile away, but the beginning always slips up on us, lulling us into thinking what we’re living through is yet another moment, in yet another day.”

~ Steve YarbroughSafe from the Neighbors (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010)