Day 1873: Two words

Another post!

Fantastic joke:

A man wanted to become a monk so he went to the monastery and talked to the head monk.

The head monk said, “You must take a vow of silence and can only say two words every three years.”

The man agreed and after the first 3 years, the head monk came to him and said, “What are your two words?”

“Food cold!” the man replied.

Three more years went by and the head monk came to him and said “What are your two words?”

“Robe dirty!” the man exclaimed.

Three more years went by and the head monk came to him and said, “What are your two words?”

“I quit!” said the man.

“Well,” the head monk replied, “I am not surprised. You have done nothing but complain ever since you got here!”

Don Lemon:

Don Lemon has two words for people who say it’s not the time to talk about gun violence in America: “Shut up.”

After Wednesday’s mass shooting at a South Florida high school, the “CNN Tonight” host said that compared to other countries, America was “off the charts” when it came to this kind of violence. And that meant we have to talk about guns.

“You can save it. People who are saying, ‘Oh, y’know, it’s not the time to talk about guns’ or whatever,” Lemon said in a clip posted online by Raw Story. “Yes, it is. Shut up. I don’t want to hear it. It absolutely is.”

Lemon said the one thing that sets America apart was its easy access to guns, including people who shouldn’t be allowed to have firearms:

“So don’t tell me that it’s not time to talk about it. You talk to those people down in Florida who lost their loved ones. They’ll tell you it’s time to talk about it. ‘My loved one would be here if this shooter did not have access to an assault-style rifle.’”

New photos!

One shoe.


Lost scarf.


More bananas.


Yogi Tea.


Great book.


Hope quote.


Emily Dickinson!

“Hope” is the thing with feathers – (314)


“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

Two songs.


Any comments?

Thank you!


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23 thoughts on “Day 1873: Two words

  1. Ryan says it’s too early to talk about this latest school shooting. “Thoughts and prayers” are trotted out. The fellow in the White House reads an emotionless statement that probably wasn’t written by him and certainly was no comfort to the victims’ families or a country outraged by an 18th school shooting incident in five weeks!

    I don’t need two words to state where I stand on this gun law controls: ENOUGH!

  2. Guns suck

  3. One of my favorite Emily Dickinson poems- used the first line in one of my Nurturing Thursday posts. Hope you are feeling a bit better Ann

  4. Money Rules !!

  5. So sad
    Love you

  6. Good one!

  7. As Woody Allen said, “How wrong Emily Dickinson was! Hope is not ‘the thing with feathers’. The thing with feathers has turned out to be my nephew. I must take him to a specialist in Zurich.”
    Maybe I should shut up or at least stop complaining, but I hope I can help with laughter.

  8. Heart hurts.

  9. Hope is most prevalent when all hope seems lost.

  10. Way past time to talk about the issues. And then DO SOMETHING.

  11. My heart breaks for those families and for those children who will never grow up.

    We’re invited to a wedding in Washington DC this summer, a close relative, but we are afraid to go. How did that happen? We used to wander into the US for groceries or to pitch a tent, as if it was the next neighbourhood over.

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