Sunday, January 31, 2016

Twelfth of Never

I never know who wrote it or that Johnny Mathis sang it and Donny Osmond. All "pop" stars, but it took the "pop" star power of Nina for me to hear it on my stream!

Nina Simone.

Hold me close
Never let me go ( let me go
Hold me close
Melt my heart like April snow

Jerry Livingston
Paul Francis Webster.

Never Let Me Go

#note.//I always hear the Nina Simone song Twelfth of Never// when I think about this book. We keep the cow alive as we carve up her up and eat her sacred Brahman flesh.

#author.//Kazuo Ishiguro

Saturday, January 16, 2016


The quote of "oh so smart or oh so pleasant" comes up again and again in my head.

Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, "In this world, Elwood, you must be" - she always called me Elwood - "In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant." Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.

Jimmy Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd.