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Do you ever wonder what you are going to look like when you get older? I do sometimes. I hope I have silver hair: if it isn’t I think I will make it silver. I’ve never colored my hair, but I think I would to make it a beautiful shade of silver when I am older.
These thoughts were inspired by these pictures via Ten Thousand Places.
Isn’t it a little ironic? The sequence of these two songs, first this one:
And then this one:
She had such an amazing voice, I am so sorry that we won’t hear any new albums.
This was an eye opening book (for me at least) on China, and after reading it I wonder how anyone could ever think that Communism is a good thing. For that matter, how anyone could commend China and the “advances” they have made while they’ve crushed will of their own citizens (I am thinking of a certain State of the Union Address). I can’t say the actual writing was phenomenal, but the true story was interesting.
After reading it I realized that I don’t know anything about China. . . just that is Communist (which is bad, but its got to have more of a history than just Communism). . .so now I am looking into a couple books on Chinese history. Considering that the population makes up 1/5 of the world (I think) it would be a good country to learn about.
One thing did stand out, was the pride of the Chinese people. That is not a part of Communism, that is Chinese.
This morning (it was really early in the morning) I was browsing on the internet, and I found myself thinking: “wow, wouldn’t it be cool to live in Europe for a few years? I mean, that would just be really neat. I’d learn so much. . . maybe another language.” And then I remembered that I did live in Europe for a few years. . . three to be exact. And I did speak another language for a while.
Good grief, I have the memory of a goldfish at 7:00 a.m.
Last week I read The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I am still trying to figure out what it was about. I was told is had something to do with philosophy, but I am afraid it all went over my head. Either that or I wasn’t really paying attention because it wasn’t what I was expecting.
However, I “learned” that the answer to the universe the number 42. Whether it is blue or not is beyond me.
This week I read one of the best books I’ve read in a while, The Virginian by Owen Wister. Amazing writing all the way around. My favorite quote from the book was, “It’s not a brave man that’s dangerous… it’s the cowards that scare me.” Its so true! How many people can you think of that are dangerous because they lack courage to do the right thing?
I was also struck by the boyish antics of the Virginian. He is brave and courageous, but doesn’t take himself too seriously and plays a good joke on more than one occasion. One episode, when he keeps a pompous clergyman up all night “wrestling for his soul” while all the clergyman wanted to do is sleep, had me chuckling out loud on the metro.