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Songs for a Rainy Day

Songs about rain: I can’t stand the rain by Ann Peebles (YouTube link)(lyrics) Have you ever seen the rain? by Credence Clearwater Revival (YouTube link)(lyrics) Raindrops keep falling on my head by B.J. Thomas (YouTube link)(lyrics) I wish it would rain by The Temptations (YouTube link)(lyrics) Raining in my heart by Buddy Holly (YouTube link)(lyrics) …

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Hermits

This is an unexpectedly fascinating article about hermits:  LINK

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Things Are

“If you understand, things are just as they are. If you do not understand, things are just as they are.”  ~Anonymous (This was originally credited to “Zen Proverb,” but I’m leery of such general attribution.  If this were really part of the Zen canon, I would expect a more specific source.  But whoever said it, …

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This Be

This Be The Verse By Philip Larkin They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were fucked up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half …

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Come Dancing

Every child has known god, not the god of names, not the god of don’t, not the god who does anything weird, but the god who only knows four words and keeps repeating them, saying: “Come dance with Me.” Come Dance. ~Hafiz (via Jules of Nature)

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Masculine:  “Brother from Another Mother” Feminine:  “Sister from Another Mister” Neutral:  “Sib from Another Crib.”

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Look at this soul / Still searching for salvation…

I love the lyrics, which you can read in full HERE.

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Options

One ran, one attacked; neither of them thought to turn on the light.

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Heroism Involves

Via Corvid Knowledge Hoard: “Jesus Christ eat the goddamn mac and cheese.” scowls the hero “I can hear your stomach growling through your armor, you know.” The villain blinks “You-” “Are feeding you, yes. If all I wanted to do was punch people and throw criminals in jail, I would’ve become a vigilante. Heroism involves …

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Control

In the March 25, 2019 issue of The New Yorker, Hua Hsu summarizes the book Cruel Optimism by Lauren Berlant: We like to imagine that our life follows some kind of trajectory, like the plot of a novel, and that by recognizing its arc we might, in turn, become its author. But often what we …

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Tea?

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Oaths

In 1985, Kurt Vonnegut suggested in a speech at MIT that all graduates should make the following oath, based on the Hippocratic Oath: “The regimen I adopt shall be for the benefit of all life on this planet, according to my own ability and judgement, and not for its hurt or for any wrong. I …

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