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14 October 2016

The noble richness of Spring

This view of apple blossom from my verandah is one reason to live on the edge of a place which is just a placename dot on the map. Spring has sprung. Mr Zimmerman gets a Nobel cheque for his lifetime body of work. I'd have given the $2m to Leonard Cohen instead, because he is a nice and charitable man as well as A Man Of Letters. Someone I know was in Bobs circle for a bit and felt that the man was completely crackers. I wonder if he is as philanthropic as Ms Dolly Parton who provides schoolbooks for all poor kids in Kentucky. It is easier and more common to be rich than generous it seems.  Thank you, that is all, and I hope you have a book and a chair in the sun.

6 comments:

  1. Love the view from your veranda. Is that a rainbow in the distance? Too many rainbows would be barely enough.
    And yes, generosity does seem to be rare...

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  2. I am impressed with Ms Parton. Crab apple is it? Send me some jam.

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  3. I have a lot of respect for Dolly especially since she does it quietly and has made a tremendous difference to poor kids. Apparently the prize was given to Mr Trippy because of the words of his songs being the equivalent to great poetry. I could never understand his mumbling. And Dear Leonard is releasing a new album in the near future.
    My apple tree is covered in blossom and fat bees are enjoying it too much so I keep the door shut. During my illness I had to throw out my expensive organic free range chicken sausages and the battle between Ravens and Magpies was fought with blossoms raining down like sharpnel.

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  4. Too late for Leonard Cohen because a Nobel Prize cannot be given to a dead person, whatever brilliant things he wrote in his life time. More is the pity.

    So if I was a Canadian, I would rename the most important musical academy in Quebec after Leonard Cohen.

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  5. Just as there's only 2 positions
    for a light switch, UP or DOWN,
    the 'on' position is pointing skyward...
    while the 'off' position is pointing
    toward our demise, to the whorizontal,
    so only 2 eternities...
    and 1 of em aint too cool.

    Many analogies we might surmise
    of that proposition... yet,
    only 1 belief in the King of Hearts
    who gives U.S. His Magnificent Light.

    If that's too difficult 4u2c,
    here's what I suggest:
    I suggest you getta pair of GodSpex
    from the Divine Physician, mortals.

    God bless your indelible soul.
    Yes, earthling, I was an NDE...

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  6. Just as there's only 2 positions
    for a light switch, UP or DOWN,
    the 'on' position is pointing skyward...
    while the 'off' position is pointing
    toward our demise, to the whorizontal,
    so only 2 eternities...
    and 1 of em aint too cool.

    Many analogies we might surmise
    of that proposition... yet,
    only 1 belief in the King of Hearts
    who gives U.S. His Magnificent Light.

    If that's too difficult 4u2c,
    here's what I suggest:
    I suggest you getta pair of GodSpex
    from the Divine Physician, mortals.

    God bless your indelible soul.
    Yes, earthling, I was an NDE...

    ReplyDelete