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All men fear death.  It’s a natural fear that consumes us all.  We fear death because we feel that we haven’t loved well enough or loved at all, which ultimately are one and the same.  However, when you make love with a truly great woman, one that deserves the utmost respect in this world and one that makes you feel truly powerful, that fear of death completely disappears.  Because when you are sharing your body and heart with a great woman the world fades away.  You two are the only ones in the entire universe.  You conquer what most lesser men have never conquered before, you have conquered a great woman’s heart, the most vulnerable thing she can offer to another.  Death no longer lingers in the mind.  Fear no longer clouds your heart.  Only passion for living, and for loving, become your sole reality.  This is no easy task for it takes insurmountable courage.  But remember this, for that moment when you are making love with a woman of true greatness you will feel immortal.  I believe that love that is true and real creates a respite from death.  All cowardice comes from not loving or not loving well, which is the same thing.
And when the man who is brave and true looks death squarely in the face like some rhino hunters I know or Belmonte, who is truly brave, it is because they love with sufficient passion to push death out of their minds.  Until it returns, as it does to all men.  And then you must make really good love again.  Think about it.
  ―  Woody Allen
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On This Day In:
2012 Fuller
Life On The Range
More Classics
2011 Stoned Again?
2010 Insubordination… And That’s Why I Love Her!
Losing – Week One

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Four Score

At eighty, a man has experienced everything: love, and its ending; ambition, and its emptiness; several foolish beliefs, and their rectification.  Fear of death is not very great; affections and interest concern people who have died and events of the past.  In a cinema theatre when the show is continuous the spectator has the right to retain his seat as long as he wishes to do so, but actually, when the scenes he has already witnessed reappear on the screen, he leaves the theatre.  Life is a continuous show.  The same events take place every thirty years, and they become boring.  One after another the spectators take their departure.
    —  André Maurois
[I don’t know…  I’ve watched some movies fifty or more times.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 The Ruler
2011 Forever
2010 Just Cuz
How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?
It’s Alive!! (3rd Pair Shoe Review)

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    —  Edmund Burke
[I can’t believe I’ve been posting to this blog for over four years and I’ve never cited this quote before!  Particularly since I’ve used it in some of my “replies” on other blog sites.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 B8
2011 I’m Definitely Not In Control

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See, that’s the tragedy of the human condition.  No one WANTS to be corrupted by power when they set out to get it.  They have good, even noble reasons for doing whatever it is they do.  They don’t want to misuse it, they don’t want to abuse it, and they don’t want to become vicious monsters.  Good people, decent people, set out to take the high road, to pick up power without letting it change them or push them away from their ideals.
But it keeps happening anyway.
History is full of it.  As a rule, people aren’t good at handling power.  And the second you start to think you’re better at controlling your power than anyone else, you’ve already taken the first step.
  —  Harry Dresden
The narrative character in the novel: “Cold Days
Written by: Jim Butcher
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On This Day In:
2012 Take Time
2011 A Mother’s Lesson
2010 3rd Pair – Shoe Review (DOA and Final)

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Eureka

If men could regard the events of their lives with more open minds they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the thing they failed to obtain.
  —  André Maurois
[Perhaps contentment does come from a little less desire.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Slow Me
2011 He Said What?!?
2010 Gritty
3 and 3
Just A Hunch
Wall Street – Movie Review
2nd Pair – Shoe Review (Aborted and Final)

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To be is to do.
  —  Socrates
To do is to be.
  —  Sartre
Do be do be do…
  —  Sinatra
Scoo bi doo bi doo!
  —  Scoobidoo
[Not every post has to be serious…  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 A Lover
2011 What Have We Found Here
Words

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I honor the place in you in which the entire universe dwells.  I honor the place in you which is of love, of truth, of light, and of peace.  When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me, We Are One.
 From: http://idealisticrebel.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/my-last-words-for-today/
[Also: “I see you!”
Also: “I acknowledge you.”
I frequently end my responses to comments and my replies to other folks posts with the salutation “Namaste”.  It’s a word I’ve “known” forever, but never really comprehended.  I used to believe it was a simple greeting, like “hello” or “see you later”.  I was discussing this with the owner of an Indian restaurant and he said, “No, sir!  It is so much more.”  And then he explained some of its different levels of meaning.  Being me, I then went home and looked it up on the internet, and indeed, the word / spirit of the word, has many meanings.   —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Looking Up
2011 Et Tu Brute?

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