Bookseller at Barnes & Noble.
Ya nid p’tecshn from th’ li’l anjil? Th’ allus f’etful li’l dollink?
Or Koala Tea.
Don’t forget Bemildred.
I love this poem about a child lamenting the death of leaves. I love the creative use of words in new contexts… leafmeal for piecemeal, unleaving to refer to the shedding of leaves.
“Spring and Fall: To a Young Child”
Márgarét, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leáves, líke the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! ás the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you wíll weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sórrow’s spríngs áre the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It ís the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Physicist Richard Feynman used to tell a story about how he decided between simultaneous job offers from Princeton in New Jersey and the CIT in Pasadena. He was living in Ithaca, New York, and was leaning toward Princeton. But as the first snow of the season began to fall and he found himself shivering and struggling with cold stiff fingers to attach snow chains to his tires… he decided on the spot that sunny Pasadena was the better choice.
What’s really, really creepy is that about a third of those polled don’t seem to think that’s problematic. At this point, I think they’d forgive him anything. If he were proved to be selling state secrets to Russia, they’d respect that as an achievement of a good businessman. I don’t engage in direct conversation with those who think he’s doing a good job. But if I did, I’d just remark about some recent weird thing he’d done and ask how they’d feel if Obama had done the same thing… or if a hypothetical President Hillary Clinton had done it.
I like the old line about an oxymoron being a person who is too stupid to remember to breathe.
Some might characterize it as a matter of using a superfluous modifier. Which would be the opposite of an oxymoron.
Tons of possibilities and a few probabilities. The likeliest remains an emotional reaction to something, whether diagnosed as depression or something else, I believe it will still hinge on a precarious emotional / mental state.
I get the same vibe when I see a picture of C3PO, Chewbacca, Luke, and Leia. I’ll let you decide who’s who.