Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Mourning Joy

Good Mourning Widows.

Today is Ed's birthday. As I begin my day I wonder what plans are being made in His Heaven this bright sunshiny morning. No doubt the archangels are busy preparing a surprise for Ed - my husband, my lover, my knight in shining armor - the best friend I ever had.

Happy Birthday, Ed Sclier, wherever you are!

And now for today's quote, lovingly gleaned from J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter, "The Chamber of Secrets."

"Of the many fearsome beasts and monsters that roam our land, there is none more curious or more deadly than the Basilisk, known also as the King of Serpents. This snake, which may reach gigantic size and live many hundreds of years, is born from a chicken's egg, hatched beneath a toad. Its methods of killing are most wondrous, for aside from its deadly and venomous fangs, the Basilisk has a murderous stare, and all who are fixed with the beam of its eye shall suffer instant death. Spiders flee before the Basilisk, for it is their mortal enemy, and the Basilisk flees only from the crowing of the rooster, which is fatal to it. "

Today I am the rooster. Hear me crow!

And today's Mourning Joy - something overheard on Rye Beach:

Q: What do you say when you're a tree?

A: Gee, I'm a tree.


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