Sunday, February 21, 2010

No, No. Don't Take Back My Award

I just realized that I have one more task to complete in order to qualify for the Bloggers list or describe 7 things about myself that have not already been revealed.  (is it possible that I have any secrets left??)  Let me peer into the barrel and scratch around a bit at the bottom.

1.  In my lifetime I have probably lost about 500 pounds. (no not all at once...just the same 40 lbs. over and over and over again).
2. One unfulfilled dream of mine was to live for a while in England, France or Italy.
3. Another one was to go to New York City, become a huge success at something or other and live in Manhattan.
4. My very first serious boyfriend asked me to marry him and then jilted me practically at the altar.......Tenks Gott !!!!  ( Though it was a tough blow to take at the time I am grateful to him to this day)
5. I would sell my body or even kill for Red Licorice Twizzlers.
6. When I had to replace my beloved Toyota Camry after 18 years I went for a jazzy red Saturn Ion with a spoiler and I love the funny looks I get in it.
7. When I was about 12 I suddenly realized to my horror that I would soon be too old to roller skate in the street and cried for 3 nites.  (they didn't have rinks in those days and by your teens your roller skating days were over.)

Hmmmmm, what a strange assortment of confessions.  I can hardly wait to see some comments about them.
C'mon you guys.

Persian Proverb and other Quote References

I recently read a quote which, in my usual fashion, I can't remember precisely, nor can I remember where I saw it.......(yes, I think I can remember my name, but don't ask me to come up with it too swiftly, please.)

However, I think it dealt with the fact that one should try to be aware of what you know and what you don't know which reminded me of one of my own favorite quotes.  It was an anonymous Persian Proverb and it smote me between the eyes the first time I encountered it.

                HE WHO KNOWS NOT
                            AND KNOWS NOT THAT HE KNOWS NOT
                                       IS A FOOL -
                                                             SHUN HIM.

                HE WHO KNOWS NOT
                           AND KNOWS THAT HE KNOWS NOT
                                       IS A CHILD - 
                                                            TEACH HIM.

               HE WHO KNOWS
                          AND KNOWS NOT THAT HE KNOWS          
                                      IS ASLEEP -
                                                             WAKE HIM.

               HE WHO KNOWS
                           AND KNOWS THAT HE KNOWS
                                        IS WISE -
                                                              FOLLOW HIM. still knocks me out.  Years ago I lettered it calligraphically over a small water color I had done and it has been hanging on my bathroom wall ever since.  Sadly I have encountered many an example of the "He-Who #1" in my lifetime........and probably #2 as well (even though I am known  not to have much to do with children) , but  I am still looking for a real, well rounded #4. Needless to say, I have never been able to figure out how to identify a #3.

And while on the subject of quotes, I must report that my incredible British pal, St. Anne of Devon, has come up with the author of one of my favorite quotes, one  that I mentioned in an earlier blog......I don't know how she did it, but I am ever so grateful and am thrilled to be able to give credit where credit is due.

"Man is born protesting, lives complaining and dies disappointed."  
                                                                                                                                      Thomas Fuller

Quotes are great for can fill an entire blog using other peoples' words embroidered all around with a just a few of your own.  What more could a tired blogger ask?