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Thought for the Day (Nov 8)

08 Nov 99 - 10:52 AM (#133208)
Subject: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Peter T.

From Thoreau's Journal (Sept 12, 1853):

It occurred to me when I awoke this morning feeling regret for intemperance of the day before in eating fruit, which had dulled my sensibilities, that man was to be treated as a musical instrument, and if any viol was to be made of sound timber and kept well tuned always, it was he, so that when the bow of events is drawn across him, he may vibrate and resound in perfect harmony. A sensitive soul will be continually trying its strings to see if they are in tune. A man's body must be rasped down exactly to a shaving. It is of far more importance than the wood of a Cremona violin.


08 Nov 99 - 11:17 AM (#133218)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Bert

EATING fruit?


08 Nov 99 - 01:38 PM (#133253)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: katlaughing

Peter, that is beautiful and so true. Thank you.


08 Nov 99 - 01:43 PM (#133254)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: MMario

too much fruit had "dulled his sensibilities" -- my, what a novel way of putting it


08 Nov 99 - 03:25 PM (#133291)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Quirk Malarkey

(deep voice) AuuOhhmmmmmmmmm...--doodlezak


08 Nov 99 - 03:42 PM (#133302)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Lonesome EJ

I wonder what his main diet consisted of, if fruit brought on shame and regret.


08 Nov 99 - 04:35 PM (#133330)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Ferrara

Sounds like maybe he was hypoglycemic and went into a bit of an insulin coma.... Anyway it is a fine quote.


08 Nov 99 - 06:54 PM (#133403)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Liz the Squeak

I'm sorry but as a thought for the day, that just grapes on my nerves. You'll have to orange for something better than that, it was quite appleing, I need cherrying up now.

And if anyone can get cantaloupe in there, I'll send them chocolate!!!


08 Nov 99 - 07:20 PM (#133413)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Brendy

Perhaps old Thoreau was entering the tertiary stages of vegetarianism!


08 Nov 99 - 07:53 PM (#133435)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

Really makes me wonder how he treated HIS heron, ya'know?

Spaw


08 Nov 99 - 08:01 PM (#133440)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Frankie

Liz, Maybe Henry was down because he proposed to his sweetie and she said they cantaloupe. Very nice Peter. No bananna on my shredded wheat tomorrow morning. F


08 Nov 99 - 08:20 PM (#133456)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: bseed(charleskratz)

And yet so much of our great music has been created by people who abused their bodies with booze and dope and sleeplessness and whatever else was at hand,,,

seed


08 Nov 99 - 08:33 PM (#133463)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

Good point Seed......I dunno' what the hell it is, but I like the way you say it! I suppose that it is true of a lot of things and I do see that fruit may mess you up. I mean, seeing we have a Jimmy Buffet thread going, I'm reminded of "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw"......like the song isn't "Why don't We Eat An Orange and Screw" is it?

So I guess I do see what you mean.........

Spaw


08 Nov 99 - 08:57 PM (#133480)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: katlaughing

Ah, Peter.....(sigh) the fruit mention totally eclipsed the deep thought, huh? Just never know how this fickle lot are gonna take something we think is so profound!**BG**


08 Nov 99 - 09:18 PM (#133487)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

Okay Kat....I admit it. My mind is so shallow that you couldn't sink even a Liberian tanker in it. (sigh)

Spaw


08 Nov 99 - 09:27 PM (#133491)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: MMario

sorry if I sidetracked the thought; but having indulged in too much fruit a time or two, I found "dulled my sensibilities" an interesting description of the normal result.


08 Nov 99 - 09:44 PM (#133501)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: katlaughing

Ah, like putty in my hands, aren't cha?!

maniacallylaughingkat)


08 Nov 99 - 09:57 PM (#133505)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

Yeah, but if you'd lay-off the refrigerated fruit, your hands would be a lot warmer..

Spaw


09 Nov 99 - 04:20 AM (#133586)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Liz the Squeak

OK Frankie, IOU chocolate. Thank heavens I didn't ask for Persimmons or Ugly fruit...

And Peter, the thought was beautiful, however, I had a job interview with the IRS (Inland Revenue to us Brits)yesterday, and was a bit more cynical than I needed to be. Deepest apologies. If you need any help with the rasping down.....

LTS


09 Nov 99 - 06:34 AM (#133604)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

Hey Squeak.......So its a nice apology, but Peter is a tough guy and has long suffered my remarks about his thoughts, which are certainly inspired and beautifullly written.......but that don't put no earmuffs on the Waylon Heron!

Spaw


09 Nov 99 - 06:44 AM (#133607)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

.........but re-reading the passage, I wonder how ol' Hank would have done after offing a big wad of kraut with pork roast and blackeye peas? Boy mighta' been trottin' to a different drummer, so to speak........

Spaw


09 Nov 99 - 07:05 AM (#133613)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

....and now I'm wondering how the same experience would have affected Neil Young?

Spaw


09 Nov 99 - 07:17 AM (#133616)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Allan C.

I'm oblivious to any profundity in the quote, even though it appears some effort may have been made toward it. I was thinking mostly that Henry T. was just waxing poetic about his getting a bad case of the farts from eating too much fruit.


09 Nov 99 - 07:23 AM (#133618)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

Yeah Allan, I sorta' with you there..........although I'm now wondering about James Taylor and a big pig-out on Thai food. Bring a whole new meaning to "Fire and Rain" wouldn't it?

Spaw


09 Nov 99 - 07:31 AM (#133620)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Allan C.

Or "Shower the People"...


09 Nov 99 - 07:37 AM (#133621)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

.....ooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeee..........

Thanks so much Peter for a lovely thread!

Spaw


09 Nov 99 - 07:47 AM (#133622)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From:

I wonder if it was cf."new similies"thread "stewed fruit through a short Grandmother".Plenty of time for deep philosophic thought while communing with the porcelain, at least thats the effect too much fruit has on me (as well as the farts)


09 Nov 99 - 07:47 AM (#133623)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Micca

I wonder if it was cf."new similies"thread "stewed fruit through a short Grandmother".Plenty of time for deep philosophic thought while communing with the porcelain, at least thats the effect too much fruit has on me (as well as the farts)


09 Nov 99 - 10:37 AM (#133670)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

And what of Pansy Rue Twidget........Will the oranges zap her, or will it require her own "Green Grits/"

Spaw


09 Nov 99 - 10:45 AM (#133675)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Peter T.

By their fruits ye shall know them. yours, Peter t.


09 Nov 99 - 12:35 PM (#133705)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Liz the Squeak

Ah, devil quotes scripture for his own purpose, Peter, and did you know there are at least 5 cases of constipation in the good book?

Balaam couldn't shift his ass, Moses took the tablets, Solomon sat for 40 years, Sampson brought the house down and Adam lay abounden.....

Should have eaten the figs instead of wearing them.....

LTS


09 Nov 99 - 01:16 PM (#133731)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: catspaw49

...couldn't shift his ass?

Spaw


09 Nov 99 - 02:49 PM (#133762)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Jeri

...it was probably his clutch.


09 Nov 99 - 02:54 PM (#133764)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: MMario

but don't forget about Eve, she passed an apple!


09 Nov 99 - 05:47 PM (#133848)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Frankie

Pearls before swine, Peter. Just send me a solitary Hershey's Kiss Squeak, I'm watching me figger. F


09 Nov 99 - 05:59 PM (#133854)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Micca

I don't think you guys realise the deep significance of acieve a sepration of Liz the Squeak from chocolate it usually cann only be achieved by offering larger amounts of chocolate, even threats of violence aor the use of explosives works. I think she should offer the 3 Rum/3 kinds of chocolate Mousse recipe to the cookbook


09 Nov 99 - 07:14 PM (#133892)
Subject: RE: Thought for the Day (Nov 8)
From: Liz the Squeak

You bastard Micca, you promised you'd never tell!!!

OK, I'll hunt out the receipe and we can ALL do the triple...

Oh Frankie - so sorry, we can't get Hersheys' over here in the UK, you'll just have to do without (snigger snigger)....

LTS