Thursday, June 10, 2010

I like verbs with past tense same as present.

I cut her sandwiches into quarters. I cut mine in half.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Epitaph Worries.

As of Monday, yesterday, we are worried. The people commissioned to design, build and engrave the stone, which is to be for both beloved ms and your own cricket, seem to think a single epitaph should apply to both of us. Leaving aside the fact that the participle "Affidata" is singular and feminine, it seems obvious to me that each person buried under a stone should have his own epitaph. Having chosen interment in a casket over cremation for myself, I think I want mine to be: "Still wasting space", but I guess I'll give the kids the final say on that.


As of Sunday, two days ago, we've decided on:
Affidata al Cuore Immacolato di Maria

Thursday, June 03, 2010

per la moglie strega

O Jesus:

We pray that she be enfolded within Your blessed Mother's most holy and immaculate heart;
That she might turn at any moment to feel against her cheek of the cold steel which pierce the same graceful heart,
And so suddenly to find her own heart pierced with a love for you as keen as any one of those seven dolors.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Mrs Dilber was next. Sheets and towels, a little wearing apparel, two old-fashioned silver teaspoons, a pair of sugar-tongs, and a few boots. Her account was stated on the wall in the same manner.

Scrooge's effects were so light. Why are hers so heavy?

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