Sunday, August 28, 2011

Passing Storms

A  L  O  H  A  !

" Dogs are not the Uncle Toms
of the animal world. . .
They're the  dignified dual citizens
who plead the case
for all mute creation 
with their human owners. "

Adam Gopnik

 " Cats and birds are wonderful
but they keep their own counsel
and their own identity,
even in the house,
and let us spy,
on what it's like
out there." 

Adam Gopnik


" Adapt yourself to the things
among which your lot has been cast
and love sincerely
the fellow creatures
with whom destiny has ordained 
that you shall live.  "

Marcus Aurelius

" All creatures are flawed, 
but out of the flaw 
may come the universe.  "

Marguerite Young

" I would look at a dog 
and when our eyes met,
I realized that the dog
and all creatures 
are my family. 
They're like you and me.  "

Ziggy Marley

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Glad that Hurricane Irene
has passed the East Coast!

Having ridden out Iniki
here on our boat
(the week we moved aboard)
we know the anxiety,
the uncertainty,
the curtains of rain
and the wind's
that I'll never forget.

Glad Manhattan
remains a playground
for our friend Daryl !

Hope you ALL
and enjoy YOUR