Author Archive: Abbie's Tree House

To Be

“We have a tendency to think in terms of doing and not in terms of being. We think that when we are not doing anything, we are wasting our time. But that is not true. Our time is first of all for us to be. To be what? To be alive, to be peaceful, to …

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When I Was Ten

 “When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”  ~C.S. …

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Ginny with a G

  “I really am super lazy and doing long hair, especially mine, is a big pain in the butt. It’s filled with cowlicks and kinks and curls and frizz, and it was taking too much time in the morning.”  ~Ginnifer Goodwin

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The Boys

 The opening chords are instantly recognizeable, but there’s a reason Disney censored the lyrics: Friday night they’ll be dressed to kill Down at Dino’s Bar ‘n’ Grill The drink will flow and the blood will spill And if the boys want to fight, you better let ’em Full lyrics HERE.

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Rhythm and Length

   Excerpted from an article in The Nation about Joan Didion: In Blue Nights, her 2011 memoir about grief, family, and work, Didion said that when she and her husband, John Gregory Dunne, worked on dialogue for their screenplays, they would mark the time a character spent speaking before coming up with the words themselves: …

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The world is a collage of corporations…

 From the movie Network, 1976: Arthur Jensen: You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won’t have it! Is that clear? You think you’ve merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put …

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Just A Thing

  Butt Poems by J. Smith is on the web HERE.

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Happy

It’s a happy, bouncy little songs.  I wish someone would rewrite the lyrics to make them a little less harsh. Full lyrics HERE.

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a note of compassion

The Sound of Birds at Noonby Dahlia Ravikovitchfrom Contemporary World Poetry, ©1996translated from the Hebrew by Chana Bloch and Ariel Bloch This chirpingis not the least malicious.They sing without giving us a thoughtand they are as manyas the seed of Abraham.They have a life of their own,they fly without thinking.Some are rare, some are common,but …

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Tiny Harmless

 “People will kill you over time, and how they’ll kill you is with tiny, harmless phrases, like ‘be realistic.”  ~Dylan Moran

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Good Question.

 

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Eve Of

  Full lyics HERE.

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