Monday, 31 August 2015

A Foreboding of Some Destined Change


Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. ~ Edgar Allan Poe #poetryquotes

She was demure and dimly appealing #literaryExpression

THINK before you ACT #bumperstickers
The Germans tried to copy Coca-Cola and came up with the drink Fanta. #factoid

Where would you travel, if you could go anywhere? #JournalWritingIdeas

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. ~ Michael Caine #quote




How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~ Maya Angelou #quote

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

The easy-going indolence of a sedentary life #literaryExpression

The piquancy of the pageant of life  [piquancy = tart spiciness] #literaryExpression
Yielding to a wave of pity #literaryExpression

Great:      wonderful, marvelous, fantastic #alternativesToOverusedWords

History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again. ~ Maya Angelou #quote


Cock and Bull Story: An unbelievable tale. #ENGidiom

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties. #IwantToGoBackInTime

ECCENTRICITY, n. A method of distinction so cheap that fools employ it to accentuate their incapacity. ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary #quote

Her eyes dilated with pain and fear #literaryExpression

What is your most prized possession? #JournalWritingIdeas

Palpitating with rage and wounded sensibility #literaryExpression

Imagine you are attending your dream concert—what songs would you want to be played? What does the stage look like? #JournalWritingIdeas

Recalcitant: resistant, obstinate #ExquisiteAdjectives

Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. ~ Henry Ford #quote

A dandified, pretty-boy-looking sort of figure #literaryExpression

Marching down to posterity with divine honors #literaryExpression

What is your greatest athletic achievement? #JournalWritingIdeas

What extinct animal would you bring back, if you could? #JournalWritingIdeas
A foreboding of some destined change #literaryExpression

If you suddenly gained the ability to tell whether someone was lying, would you use it? #JournalWritingIdeas

It sounds like English, but I can't understand a word you're saying. #ThingsYouWishYouCouldSay
Dr. Samuel A. Mudd was the physician who set the leg of Lincoln's assassin John Wilkes Booth and whose shame created the expression for ignominy, "His name is Mudd". #factoid

An equal degree of well-bred worldly cynicism #literaryExpression

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. ~ Jane Howard #quote

What would you say to your loved ones if you could tell them absolutely anything? #JournalWritingIdeas

Fitful tumults of noble passion #literaryExpression

People who hate cats, will come back as mice in their next life. ~  Faith Resnick #quotes #cats

Being strong means rejoicing in who you are, complete with imperfections. ~ Margaret Woodhouse #quote

In parts of Malaya, the women keep harems of men. #factoid

A quiet evening with friends is the best tonic for a long day. #fortunecookiesayings

Desperation = A Rope Ends It #anagram

Is speech always free? When and where might it not be free? #JournalWritingIdeas


Sunday, 30 August 2015

The History and Future of Everything





Water is spilled on a stone pavement leaving a small stain. As time passes the stain dries up, shrinks and changes shape. Just before the water is completely evaporated the process is put on hold. The new shape of the stain is then being enlarged and recreated with new water. This process repeats and with these interventions the 'life' of the stain is artificially refreshed and extended to an unnatural length. Which allows new shapes to evolve that otherwise could never have existed.  www.johanrijpma.nl