Thursday, July 29, 2010

Once More, And With Feeling!

A few more interviews with State Reps yesterday. One of them went to ND for undergrad and then UC for law school and was in the same class as my Dad! Apparently they "shared a few beverages together." He also remembers going to my parents' engagement party- how fun! I love finding connections like that.

The flowers Betsy brought me!
Today, like this week, continues busy, but not as broken up. Bets stopped for dinner at my apartment on her way home to Cincy last night (she had been in the NE corner of the state for teaching for a few days). Life is blissful in the company of such a friend and I do so enjoy walks in warm weather! She'll be married in less than four months now, but she was just living across the hall from me less than three months ago...! Numbers like to remind me how we really are grown-ups now, although one shouldn't always act so. Only bores do.

"The Thousandth Man" by Rudyard Kipling 

One man in a thousand, Solomon says,
Will stick more close than a brother.
And it's worth while seeking him half your days
If you find him before the other.
Nine nundred and ninety-nine depend
On what the world sees in you,
But the Thousandth man will stand your friend
With the whole round world agin you.

'Tis neither promise nor prayer nor show
Will settle the finding for 'ee.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine of 'em go
By your looks, or your acts, or your glory.
But if he finds you and you find him.
The rest of the world don't matter;
For the Thousandth Man will sink or swim
With you in any water.

You can use his purse with no more talk
Than he uses yours for his spendings,
And laugh and meet in your daily walk
As though there had been no lendings.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine of 'em call
For silver and gold in their dealings;
But the Thousandth Man h's worth 'em all,
Because you can show him your feelings.

His wrong's your wrong, and his right's your right,
In season or out of season.
Stand up and back it in all men's sight --
With that for your only reason!
Nine hundred and ninety-nine can't bide
The shame or mocking or laughter,
But the Thousandth Man will stand by your side
To the gallows-foot -- and after!

Here is a plug for my friend Andrew and the Jugulars, his med school's juggling club: they made it on the Chicago news! The juggling is great and the kids are super cute. Wait for the little kid who says he's going to be a good juggler and when the lady repeats him, he lisps "Yes ma'am!" Adorable!

Yesterday, on National Cowboy Day, my "little" brother became a legal adult. Is life moving fast for y'all too? Be sure to star gaze or make someone laugh today or smile, even if you don't feel like it.

Also, from Cupcake's gchat status: "Our generation, in particular, is prone to radicalism without follow through. We want to change the world, most of us have never changed a diaper." --Kevin DeYoung

Oh, and if you haven't been on my actual blog recently, I've made a few more updates and additions, so be sure to check them out. They're pretty nifty.

Happy Thursday!

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