Humboldt’s Gift (1996), p. 163
I may be a day late
and a buck short,
but rest assure,
I still exist.
Don at A Pondering Mind
“The simple function of man is to live, not just exist.”
– Jack London
Words that Really Ought to Exist
Abracadabbler: an amateur magician.
Carbage: the trash found in your automobile.
Faddict: someone who has to try every new trend that comes along.
Hackchoo: when you sneeze and cough at the same time.
Iceburg: an uppity, snobbish neighborhood.
Jobsolete: a position within a company that no longer exists.
Mandals: sandals for men.
Nagivator: someone who constantly assists with driving directions in
an overly critical manner.
Qcumbersome: a salad that contains too many cucumbers.
Sanktuary: a graveyard for ships.
Testimoney: fees paid to expert witnesses.
Unbrella: an umbrella that the wind has turned inside-out.
Xerocks: two identical pieces of sYawnese: the language of someone trying to speak while yawning.
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We go to school
We watch TV
We go to movies
All the things we do or, for some people some of them.
We’re all human, and since we’re on this planet for a very short time, we should enjoy everything we do.
It’s what makes life on Earth interesting.
A Pondering Mind 2014
Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it ‘creative observation.’ Creative viewing. — William S. Burroughs