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Monday, November 23, 2009

here . . . there . . .

here . . . there . . .
so many stars
between us

Note: Recent invasions of this blog have led me to enable "comment moderation," which means that in future your comments won't appear until I've approved them. I didn't want to do this, but the blog would otherwise be accessible to hucksters, hatemongers, porn peddlers, and degenerates of all shapes and sizes.

And a warning to all you bloggers: Word verification doesn't work.


Blogger Devika said...

Very nice, Bill :)

the dead appear as stars...one of the childhood fables --


Comment moderation- No one would understand that like me perhaps :)

5:56 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

I like this, Bill.
__Not only the geographical distance can be seen, the stars can illustrate a philosophical
distance/difference, as well.

6:56 PM  
Blogger Kristin Riggs said...

Romantic notion, but sad. Here's a happier thought-both of you are seeing the same stars! Makes that person who is far away seem closer somehow. I'm hopeless like that. :) Love this one!!!

9:32 PM  
Blogger Shara said...

the stars to my mind are years, experiences...the reality that puts barriers between you and others

12:20 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for those thoughtful and stimulating comments. Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate the holiday, and, whether you celebrate it or not, may you find something to be thankful for.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

Happy Thanksgiving Bill :)
thankful -- I always am,

With you kind permission, Bill....Not to use it as a space for an exchange of religious thoughts....But lines I firmly believe in, that makes me be Thankful for everything, (its from The Gita) --

"What have you lost that makes you cry? What did you bring to this earth that you have lost? You came empty handed and will die empty handed? Today what is yours yesterday was someone else's and tomorrow will be somebody else's.

Whatever happens - happens for good; Whatever is happening - is happening for good; Whatever will happen - will happen for good. Do not worry about the past or the future - live in the present."

For my belief system I believe GOD is one...and that is LOVE,


8:27 PM  
Blogger Dalloway said...

an unusual ku, Bill - though it has child-like wonder in spades

thanks for your warning - Ive followed your lead and put on comment moderation - dont like the idea of folk tainting our sites with their idiocy

happy thanksgiving

2:13 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

So many words
-not verified --
uninvited friends

6:07 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

My thanks to you... for you being you! Happy Thanksgiving Bill! _m

7:01 AM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

good one as usual Bill

3:56 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks for sharing the thought, Devika.

Better safe than sorry, Dalloway.

Well, uninvited, anyway, tikkis.

Right back at you, Doug.

Appreciated as always, John.

1:21 PM  

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