Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or into the deep, deep, woods, and I’d look up into the sky-up-up-up-into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just FEEL a prayer.
(L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables)
Nella condizione di solitudine si realizza la possibilità più straordinaria di felicità, cioè quella della lettura, della contemplazione, della visione – visione della natura, contemplazione del paesaggio, meditazione sulle opere d’arte, lettura.
(Vittorio Sgarbi, Lezioni private 2)
E m’è venuto da dire benedetto faccialibro, ora per contattare tutti questi amici non devo andarmeli a cercare tra forum e mailing list, ma li trovo tutti insieme, tutti in faccialibro. E maledetto faccialibro, ora che ci si sente lì e non per forum e mailing list si parla tanto del più e del meno, si condividono un mare di scemate, ma si parla pochissimo degli argomenti che ci hanno fatti conoscere e che ci appassionavano, nei forum e nelle mailing list. E rileggendo le mail mi sono accorta di quanto almeno una di quelle mailing list mi manchi, perché era estremamente interessante e informativa. Abbasso faccialibro, ridatemi le mie mailing list :(
Believe in the 11th Commandment: Inside leg to outside rein.
Know that all topical medications come in either indelible blue or neon yellow.
Think nothing of eating a sandwich after mucking out stables.
Know why a thermometer has a yard of yarn attached to one end of it.
Are banned from Laundromats.
Fail to associate whips, chains and leather with sexual deviancy.
Can magically lower their voices five octaves to bellow at a pawing horse.
Have a language all their own ("If he pops his shoulder, I have to close that hand and keep pushing with my seat in case he sucks back".)
Will end relationships over their hobby.
Cluck to their cars to help them up hills.
Insure their horses for more than their cars.
Will give you 20 names and reasons for that bump on your horse.
Know more about their horse's nutrition than their own.
Have neatsfoot oil stains on the carpet right next to the TV.
Have a vocabulary that can make a sailor blush.
Have less wardrobe than their horse.
Engage in a hobby that is more work than their day job.
(How true!!! Found on the net)
and more to the point,
Contains no tuna.
So you want to play.
Will I claw at dancing string?
Your ankle is closer.
There's no dignity
In being sick - which is why
I don't tell you where.
I am locked in the closet.
For once I need you.
Tiny can, dumped in
Plastic bowl. Presentation,
One star; service: none.
Am I in your way?
You seem to have it backwards:
This pillow is taken.
Your mouth is moving;
Up and down, emitting noise.
I've lost interest.
Most problems can be
Ignored. The more difficult
Ones can be slept through.
Cats can't steal the breath
Of children. But if my tail's
Pulled again, I'll learn.
I don't mind being
Teased, any more than you mind
A skin graft or two.
My brain: walnut-sized.
Yours: largest among primates.
Yet, who leaves for work?
(found on the net)