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    Telling you

    All I can say to you
    is that life and existence
    is nothing more than
    all the small print
    that you never read, and

    all those small creatures
    from evolution
    I see passing by me
    being pulled
    under the undertow

    having revelations
    as they pass
    right in front of me
    and the horror of that
    troubles me


    but like always,
    I get home
    in one piece
    as if any of that shi t
    mattered
    or was any way relevant

    all you need
    in the long run is a
    window far enough
    above it all
    to observe
    the changing
    the passing
    of the brutal seasons
    and
    the delicate seasons.

    girl on tennis court by Tony Walton, on Flickr
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    Well written.

    We must always observe.

    The crux being, how far do you get involved.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICHAEAN View Post
    Well written.

    We must always observe.

    The crux being, how far do you get involved.?
    I rely on Shakespeare for that, so: To thine own self be true as to whether you want to suffer slings and arrows of life or chill out. (My observation is that people do what mostly they're told to do, from when they are little to when they are really old, 'now take these pills' But god help you if you tell anyone that - they'll jug your eye out).
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    Some of the best advice I was ever given was from a successful Lebanese businessman I worked for in the Middle East. He told me that we are all dealt different cards in life, so:

    1. Recognise the opportunities.

    2. Have the courage to grab them.

    Good luck
    M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICHAEAN View Post
    Some of the best advice I was ever given was from a successful Lebanese businessman I worked for in the Middle East. He told me that we are all dealt different cards in life, so:

    1. Recognise the opportunities.

    2. Have the courage to grab them.

    Good luck
    M.
    Ha, When Lebanese businessmen talk about opportunities they are invariably talking about financial
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    "all you need
    in the long run is a
    window far enough
    above it all
    to observe
    the changing
    the passing
    of the brutal seasons
    and
    the delicate seasons."

    Thatīs beautifully said, Tony, and the picture of the (exhausted?) girl very fitting.
    #Stay home as much as you can and stay well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    "all you need
    in the long run is a
    window far enough
    above it all
    to observe
    the changing
    the passing
    of the brutal seasons
    and
    the delicate seasons."

    Thatīs beautifully said, Tony, and the picture of the (exhausted?) girl very fitting.
    thanks. She was melancholic. Still is.

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    ............
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