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||All about butterflyzrfree
||Jan 17, 2009
||poetry, art, great novels, great converations
||You thought you had time---the Buddha
||-I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.
-D.H. Lawrence, Self Pity
-reality is on a super-fast highway in a hologram--Glen Still
Eternity is a mere moment, just long enough for a joke."
Hermann Hesse - Steppenwolf
--reality is on a super-fast highway in a hologram--Glen Still
Anima sola, set ablaze and shackled
did you exchange eternal salvation
for the joys of temporal love?
Or are you every feral female
who refused to acknowledge the perfumed sachet
and silken lined tombstone created for you
by the hands of men fixated by fear
of the latent power of womb(man)?"--Kathryn Wyatt Trinity Poetry
i knew a girl that got so good at meditating, everybody thought she was dead " - woody allen.
'In all people, I see myself. None more and not one a barleycorn less. And the good or bad I say of myself I say of them'---Walt Whitman
The boddhisattva has a dog. He calls him Maslow.
(c) Debra Roberts 12/08/2011
'there is a loneliness in this world so great that you can see it in the slow movement of the hands of a clock" Charles Bukowski
'There's no way in the world I can feel the same blues the way I used to. When I play in Chicago, I'm playing up-to-date, not the blues I was born with
People should hear the pure blues - the blues we used to have when we had no money.
"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art."
"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost." Dalai Lama
'My childhood is too small
for the eaves of dollhouses'--carolyn Srygly-Moore
"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen." ~ Douglas Adams'
'it's the soul that dances in rapture; the self goes along for the sheer joy ride of it.'--Katyjo Roshana
'lose yourself deeply
immersed in this one moment
holding unto nothing as
forever does not exist'
'I believe in smilies'
'Good poetry can be a still, small voice in a complex world, a reminder that someone has seen into the very heart of an emotion or experience and translated it into words that, even if only for an instant, make us pause and think. Surely that moment is worth preserving."pd Leitz
“as we should cradle life and fill it to the best of our abilities with
unselfcentered compassionate deeds,without also forgetting ourself,
anyway,without forgetting to live,for it can be over in a whisper.”
--Aad de Gids
"I start in the middle of a sentence and move both directions at once."
If you bow at all, bow low.--Chinese Proverb
Perfection will always be a cruel ideal to enact
Because by its definition it removes the possibilities-Ariel Marie
O peace! how many wars were waged in thy name.
Cultivate peace first
in the garden of your heart by
removing weeds of selfishness and jealousy
greed and anger, pride and ego;
Then all will benefit from your peace and harmony.
Groucho would say, 'i didn't do it, i didn't do it! and if i had the chance i wouldn't do it again'---Groucho
"If I chance to talk a little wild, forgive me." ~Shakespeare
there is a school of thought that says time is just something that mankind made up to stop themselves going mad--Paul Fowler
The most revolutionary act one can commit in our world is to be publically happy." ~ Patch Adams
"The only people for me are the mad ones,the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,mad to be saved...the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing,but burn,burn,burn,like fabulous yellow roman candles, exploding like spiders across the skies." Ker
"Grieve not that something did not happen for that may be the only thing that prevented a disaster."
Much of the social history of the Western world over the past three decades has involved replacing what worked with what sounded good.
- Thomas Sowell
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas A. Edison
Where there is life there is hope--Jewish Proverb
Thank God men cannot as yet fly and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!
- Henry David Thoreau
Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what
they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way.
Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
- Al Franken
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain
Quote of the Day: "He who's not busy being born is busy dying." ... Bob Dylan
'Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.- Oscar Wilde
'If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain
The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.
- Peter Ustinov
'The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.'
- Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart'
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
'So many stories never happened." ~ Elie Weisel
Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
- Peter Ustinov
Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
- Italian Proverb
To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent.
- Robert Copeland
Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow | a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.
Author: Sanskrit Proverb
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Author: Don Marquis
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen.
Author: Earl Wilson
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Author: Bob Goddard
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today.
Author: Mignon McLaughlin
Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
Author: Dale Carnegie
There are two days in the week on which I never worry; one is yesterday and the other is tomorrow.
Author: Robert Burdette
Whatever is a reality today, whatever you touch and believe in and that seems real for you today, is going to be -- like the reality of yesterday -- an illusion tomorrow.
Author: Luigi Pirandello
Today's opportunities erase yesterday's failures.
Author: Gene Brown
Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it - Henry David Thoreau
If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane.
- Jimmy Buffett
No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.
- Sir Frederick G. Banting
Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.
Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it
Most new books are forgotten within a year, especially by those who borrow them
Public speaking is the art of diluting a two-minute idea with a two-hour vocabular
The girl with a future avoids a man with a past.
Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
- Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
- Groucho Marx
The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.
- John Sladek
The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
- Noelie Altito
“We are all alike, on the inside.” Mark Twain
Nothing about a soldier
is "left" overseas. It comes
back home in pieces. --John S. Blake
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
- H. L. Mencken
Few things are more satisfying than seeing your own children have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson
'It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.'
::: James McNeill Whistler :::
'Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.'
- Clive Barnes
All language is approximate, merely as close and as far away as it can come...Samuel Bear Davis..
If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?
- Laurence J. Peter
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
- Robert Frost
Nothing about a soldier
is "left" overseas. It comes
back home in pieces. --John S. Blake
The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
- John Ciardi
'The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
- Ogden Nash
"If one has but two pennies spend one on food and the other on a rose"--Chinese proverb
"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a Communist." -Brazilian bishop Dom Hélder Câmara"
"there's this brutal imperial power...that my passport says i represent but it will never represent where my heart lives--only vaguely where it went. -ani d."
When ever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
- Harry S Truman
Never judge a book by its movie.
- J. W. Eagan
Basic research is what I am doing when I don't know what I am doing.
- Wernher von Braun
Do I contradict myself?/ Very well then I contradict myself,/ (I am large, I contain multitudes.)
- Walt Whitman
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time reading it.
- Moses Hadas
Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.
- Rudyard Kipling
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|butterflyzrfree's recent Blog entry. ||How My Stroke Affected My Poetry ( 909 reads) ||Friday, January 11, 2013 (12:24:00)|
|In May 2012, I had a stroke. |
The last thing I remember is going to the bathroom in the early morning hours. I awakened on the floor. I do not know how long I had been on the floor. I pulled myself to get back into bed, but had no strength. I could not raise myself into the bed. Sometimes my legs do become weak from the MS, but not like this. However, I did not feel particularly disturbed. I felt fine. I stared at the ceiling and thought. I don't remember what I thought about, just the fact that my arms and legs were not working seemed like a minor setback. After a while, I reallized that I should probably call someone and ask them to get me back into bed. My cell was on the bedside table, and it was low. I pulled myself with my arms over to the table, and mananged to knock the cell off so I could reach it. Calling my son, I asked him to stop by on the way to work to put my back in bed. Of course he asked what was going on, and I replied nothing, my MS is bad so I can't get into bed. Later I found out how irritated and annoyed he was to recieve such a silly call, figuring, of course, that what I said was true. He came over, picked me up, and put me into the bed. Then I said I was fine, and wanted to sleep, and he left.
Seven hours later, my other son returned home from hight school to find me in the bed. Later, we deduced I had not arisin all day. Apparently at that time my son questioned me and realized something was very wrong, called his brother and together they took me to the hospital. This and the emergency room are a blur of images and pain. All I remember is people talking about me, but I did not really care.
They would wheel me for x-rays, an MRI, EKG, an IV other things. Blood was drawn more than once.
I remember them telling me or someone I was in kidney failure. There were other things too, but I could not understand. Mostly, I wanted to sleep.
The next day, I remember my father and brother were there from Chicago. This was strange, but I knew I was sick (I was in hospital, after all) and was very happy to see them. My sons fiance, Manuela, came to my bed and showed me some blood test results. I must have asked why I was there. I said that those were dangerous results and she said I was lucky to be alive.
They asked me what year it was and I said 1957. They kept asking me this until I became annoyed, and they asked who was president and I said Clinton. I was mad everyone was making such a big deal. There was also a trememdous amount of physical pain, every time I moved. I would scream every time they moved my arms or legs. That is all I remember of the pain, but they remember it, with horror.
I cannot explain how it feels to see the intense fear and horror you have caused to those you love. I did not mean to have such pain, I did not intend to almost die and did not want to hurt them or make them sad.
This was the beginning of my adventure. Slowly I became aware of strange neurological changes, and, upon transferring to the rehab hospital, the many changes would unfold amid my confusion.
End of part I
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