Tuesday, January 31, 2006

No rants today

I did my ranting all weekend and now it's time to reflect. My son reminded me about my favorite poem so I'll put it here:


I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read,
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed,
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

That became my favorite poem way back in high school. Maybe I knew even then even the most vile of administrations fall - and fall because of their own internal doings. It's probably why I also love "Yertle the Turtle."

Another of my favorite sayings is: "Be careful what you wish for because you might get it."

To all who voted for the shrub and for all who voted for Alito - you will get what you wished for! Please do not complain!

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