Saturday, April 6, 2019

Quips and Quotations (Scheme of Things Edition )






A man said to the universe:
“Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the universe,
“The fact has not created in me
A sense of obligation.”

--Stephen Crane

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    1. Since you recognize the quote, Mitchell, I hope you'll also recognize the author, Stephen Crane, whose own existence I forgot to mention when I first post this (a mistake I've now rectified.)

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  2. Hi, Kirk!

    I always thought the universe is a woman. :) My method, tried-and-true, is to pound sand and bark at the moon.

    Have a great weekend, good buddy Kirk!

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    1. Shady, the universe is actually non-binary, but back in 1899, when this poem was written, they were forced to identify with one gender or the other.

      I believe pounding sand and barking at the moon is protected by the First Amendment.

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    2. Oh, and Shady, since you commented before I made the change, the quote is from Stephen Crane.

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  3. I'm glad you do, Debra, and, since it what left out when you first read this, the quote is from Stephen Crane.

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  4. We are just on a blue marble around an average spot of light.

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    1. Stand (or float) far enough away, Adam, and the entire Milky Way is an average spot of light.

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