Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Enid Bagnold (Mrs. Sir Roderick Jones)

"The pleasure of one's effect on other people still exists in age--what's called making a hit. But the hit is much rarer and made of different stuff." --Enid Bagnold
Good Mourning Widows. Joy to you and me.
Today we honor and welcome famous author wife of famous head of Reuters news agency Sir Roderick Jones to our joy-ous club, the club that nobody *in their right mind* wants to joy-n. Ever.
Enid Bagnold is author of great literary works, "National Velvet," and more.
This gutsy lady once penned a pamphlet criticizing a military hospital she worked in as a nurse. After they fired her, she went on to volunteer her services driving a bus in France.
Sir Roderick Jones died in 1969.
After his death, Enid suffered from ill health, sold her London home, and went on to live out the remainder of her life in Rottingdean.
Enid Bagnold died in 1981.
Mourning Joy:
Q: What is green and purple and wants revenge?
A: The grapes of wrath.
Mourning Poem:
Lonesome Robin
by Bob Coltman
Rise up on your bed of straw
See if you can bend back your bow one last time.
You're sick with your wounds and you think you don't care,
But you know it will weigh on your mind
And wherever it will weigh on your mind
And wherever your arrow falls to the ground
We'll lay lonesome Robin down one last time.
No more Robin, no more
Your outlaw days are over.
Funny how hot is the sun
now that you can't run away to the shade...
When you were a little boy
You used to go to bed early while the sun still shone
It was just like sleep was the end of the world
And tomorrow would never come
Now, lonesome Robin, can't you just close your eyes
And pretend that the sun will still rise one last time.
Hold onto whatever is closest to you--
That's all lonesome Robin can do one last time.
No more, Robin, no more.
Your outlaw days are over.
After we remember Him, fingerhug your pen.
Write something.
Go ahead.
I dare you.
Have an abundantly joy-filled day Widows. And remember we're not alone.

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