April 4th, 2002

s60 harriet half smile

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If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.
~Emily Dickenson

THEY wait all day unseen by us, unfelt;
Patient they bide behind the day's full glare;
And we who watched the dawn when they were there,
Thought we had seen them in the daylight melt,
While the slow sun upon the earthlink knelt.
Because the teeming sky seemed void and bare,
When we explored it through the dazzled air,
We had no thought that there all day they dwelt.
Yet were they over us, alive and true.
In the vast shades far up above the blue, --
The brooding shades beyond our daylight ken --
Serene and patient in their conscious light
Ready to sparkle for our joy again, --
The eternal jewels of the short-lived night
~"The Stars" by Mary Mapes Dodge

THE day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.

My life is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains,and the wind is never weary;
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering past,
But the hopes of youth fall thick in the blast,
And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart, and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.
~"The Rainy Day," Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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s60 harriet half smile

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"Curiousity killed the cat."

"I want to know everything, everything," screeched Harriet suddenly, lying back and bouncing up and down on the bed. "Everything in the world, everything, everything."
~Louis Fitzhugh, Harriet the Spy

Sometimes that's how I feel. I want to find out everything about everybody. I want to know who loves who, and why, and for how long, and why nothing ever came of it. I want to know why people do things they swore they'd never do and why they still do things they said they weren't going to do. I want to know when things are going to change for some people and how long everyone has to wait before they're going to get what they want, including me. I remember after I read Harriet the Spy I started keeping a "notebook." I guess you could call it my first journal. I wonder if I've ever had an original thought in my entire life? Every time I read anything I end up mimicking whoever was in the story, same with poetry, I read a poem by Jewel, the next poem I write is in her style. I see a movie, I start to think like the main character, seriously. I have no idea what I'm rambling about, these are the kinds of random whats that you get from me when I'm sick.

And for something completely different, I get a kick out of the most random sentences that most people probably wouldn't find funny ever, but Beef cracked me up today:

"It's not sucking, it's reverse whistling." ~Matt Walters
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