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Old 02-03-2014, 05:43 PM   #2296
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PRESENT, n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.

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Old 02-05-2014, 10:02 AM   #2297
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“... there's the fact of her being a hundred and four years old. I keep saying that's her age, but actually I'm just guessing. We don't really know for sure how old she is, and she claims she doesn't remember, either. When you ask her, she says, "Zuibun nagaku ikasarete itadaite orimasu ne."

.... (footnote) Zuibun nagaku ikasarete itadaite orimasu ne -- "I have been alive for a very long time, haven't I?" Totally impossible to translate, but the nuance is something like: "I have been caused to live by the deep conditions of the universe to which I am humbly and deeply grateful. P. Arai calls it the "gratitude tense," and says the beauty of this grammatical construction is that "there is no finger pointed to a source." She also says, "It is impossible to feel angry when using this tense.”

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Old 02-05-2014, 06:17 PM   #2298
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“... there's the fact of her being a hundred and four years old. I keep saying that's her age, but actually I'm just guessing. We don't really know for sure how old she is, and she claims she doesn't remember, either. When you ask her, she says, "Zuibun nagaku ikasarete itadaite orimasu ne."

.... (footnote) Zuibun nagaku ikasarete itadaite orimasu ne -- "I have been alive for a very long time, haven't I?" Totally impossible to translate, but the nuance is something like: "I have been caused to live by the deep conditions of the universe to which I am humbly and deeply grateful. P. Arai calls it the "gratitude tense," and says the beauty of this grammatical construction is that "there is no finger pointed to a source." She also says, "It is impossible to feel angry when using this tense.”

― Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being
Hmmm, to me it sounds just like a very polite way to refuse to answer the question. The gratitude form doesn't really mean one is grateful, it's like when you say "Bless you" in English to someone who just sneezed, even if you couldn't care less wether they are about to die from avian flu or it's just a slight allergy.

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Old 02-07-2014, 03:01 PM   #2299
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:19 PM   #2300
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:06 AM   #2301
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A quote about love from Sandman, Vol. 9, The Kindly Ones by Neil Gaiman for your pre-Valentine's Day edification.

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Old 02-12-2014, 09:13 AM   #2302
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Old 02-12-2014, 09:57 AM   #2303
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From the film Harvey (Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd).

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Elwood P. Dowd: Harvey and I sit in the bars... have a drink or two... play the juke box. And soon the faces of all the other people they turn toward mine and they smile. And they're saying, "We don't know your name, mister, but you're a very nice fella." Harvey and I warm ourselves in all these golden moments. We've entered as strangers - soon we have friends. And they come over... and they sit with us... and they drink with us... and they talk to us. They tell about the big terrible things they've done and the big wonderful things they'll do. Their hopes, and their regrets, and their loves, and their hates. All very large, because nobody ever brings anything small into a bar. And then I introduce them to Harvey... and he's bigger and grander than anything they offer me. And when they leave, they leave impressed. The same people seldom come back; but that's envy, my dear. There's a little bit of envy in the best of us.
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Old 02-13-2014, 07:50 AM   #2304
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:43 PM   #2306
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“Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There's magic in that. It's in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it will affect them in ways they can never predict. From the mundane to the profound. You may tell a tale that takes up residence in someone's soul, becomes their blood and selfand purpose. That tale will move them and drive them and who knows what they might do because of it, because of your words. That is your role, your gift. Your sister may be able to see the future, but you yourself can shape it, boy. Do not forget that... there are many kinds of magic, after all.”
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:07 PM   #2307
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Old 03-01-2014, 08:36 AM   #2308
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I want like hell to tell you. But I canít. I quite literally canít. Because, donít you see, what I know is what I am? And I canít tell you that. You have to find it out for yourself. Iím like a book you have to read. A book canít read itself to you. It doesnít even know what itís about. I donít know what Iím about.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:15 AM   #2309
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....."It has everything to do with it," Perry Mason said. A jury is an audience. It's a small audience, but it's an audience just the same. Now, the playwrights who are successful with plays have to know human nature. They recognize the fickleness of the mass mind. They know that itís incapable of loyalty; that itís incapable of holding any emotion for any great period of time. If there hadnít been a chance to laugh after that dramatic scene in the play you saw, the play would have been a flop."
..........ó Erle Stanley Gardner (1889 Ė March 11, 1970), American author and lawyer. From The Case of the Howling Dog (1934).
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