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Offline Sue

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« on: October 14, 2011, 08:39:51 PM »
SLOW DANCE

Edited to add: This Poem was sent to me by WindRiverShoshoni

Have you ever watched kids
On a merry-go-round?
Or listened to the rain
Slapping on the ground?

Ever followed a
butterfly's erratic flight?
Or gazed at the sun into the
fading night?

You better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Do you run through each day
On the fly?
When you ask How are you?
Do you hear the reply?

When the day is done
Do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores
Running through your head?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last.

Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow?
And in your haste,
Not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
Cause you never had time
To call and say,'Hi'

You'd better slow down.
Don't dance so fast.
Time is short.
The music won't last..

When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away.

Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.
« Last Edit: April 23, 2012, 12:36:20 PM by sushigirl »
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2011, 09:54:30 PM »
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.

Hmm, but to some folks going fast IS part of the fun.  Like on the AutoBahns!  In America folks plod along (many in BMW's & Mercedes) roads & highways while yakking on cellphones, ignoring the Germanic joy of speed & skill.  Do the mundane chores quicker & leave more time for smelling the roses.  Americans are pretty slow in general in lots of things:  I've read that our elevator doors & subway car doors close much more slowly than vs Korea or Japan.  Maybe we're happier, we sure smile a lot more than Germans or Koreans.

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2011, 10:10:26 PM »

Enjoyment comes in all kinds of ways. Most important to me is a good handshake, good eye-contact and a smile that comes from the heart. 

"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2012, 10:02:25 AM »
From my Daughter-in-Law:

"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.

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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 12:21:00 PM »

 
A nun walks into Mother Superior's office and plunks down into a chair.
She lets out a sigh heavy of frustration.

'What troubles you, Sister?' asked the Mother Superior.
'I thought this was the day you spent with your family.'

'It was,' sighed the Sister.
'And I went to play golf with my brother.
We try to play golf as often as we can.
You know I was quite a talented golfer before I devoted my life to Christ.'
 
 
'I seem to recall that,' the Mother Superior agreed.
'So I take it your day of recreation was not relaxing?'

'Far from it,' snorted the Sister.
'In fact, I even took the Lord's name in vain today!'
'Goodness, Sister!' gasped the Mother Superior, astonished.
'You must tell me all about it!'
 
 
'Well, we were on the fifth tee... and this hole is a monster Mother, 540 yard Par 5, with a nasty dogleg right and a hidden green... and I hit the drive of my life.
I creamed it.  The sweetest swing I ever made.
 
 
And it's flying straight and true, right along the line I wanted... and it hits a bird in mid-flight!'
 
 
'Oh my!' commiserated the Mother.
'How unfortunate!  But surely that didn't make you blaspheme, Sister!'

'No, that wasn't it,' admitted Sister.
'While I was still trying to fathom what had happened, this squirrel runs out of the woods, grabs my ball and runs off down the fairway!'
 
 
'Oh, that would have made me blaspheme!' sympathized the Mother.

'But I didn't, Mother!' sobbed the Sister.
'And I was so proud of myself!
And while I was pondering whether this was a sign from God, this hawk swoops out of the sky and grabs the squirrel and flies off, with my ball still clutched in his paws!'
 
 
'So that's when you cursed,' said the Mother with a knowing smile.

'Nope, that wasn't it either,' cried the Sister, anguished, 'because as the hawk started to fly out of sight, the squirrel started struggling, and the hawk dropped him right there on the green, and the ball popped out of his paws and rolled to about 18 inches from the cup!'
 
 
Mother Superior sat back in her chair, folded her arms across her chest, fixed the Sister with a baleful stare and said...
 
 
'You missed the fucking putt, didn't you?'

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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 12:29:14 PM »
LOL. Now that was quite an unexpected punchline.  ;D
"At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed all right-thinking people will accept without question. It is not exactly forbidden to state this or that or the other, but it is "not done".
...Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with.