Howlz Bubbledance

My music is best understood by children and animals. ~ Igor Stravinsky


The "Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test" involves viewing 36 photos of eyes, and judging which emotion or mental state each pair represents.


Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

The tender friendships one gives up, on parting, leave their bite on the heart, but also a curious feeling of a treasure somewhere buried. ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Never mistake kindness for weakness

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.

Without wearing any mask we are conscious of, we have a special face for each friend. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"So, as the arrow topped the trees and climbed into sunlight, it began to burn against the evening like the sun itself. Up and up it went...soaring, swimming, aspiring toward heaven, steady, golden, superb. Just as it had spent it's force, just as it's ambition had been dimmed by destiny and it was preparing to faint, to turn over, to pour back into the bosom of it's mother earth, a terrible portent happened. A gore-crow came flapping wearily before the approaching night. It came, it did not waver, it took the arrow. It flew away, heavy and hoisting, with the arrow in it's beak." ~ T.H. White, "The Once and Future King"

"Mermaid" sketch by Katie McCullough, colors by Douglys

"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful." ~ Sophia Loren

I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again. ~Oscar Wilde

First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win. - Gandhi

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

"Whits fur ye'll no gin by ye" ~Scottish; meaning, "What's meant for you will not pass you by."

I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers. ~WoodyAllen

If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. ~Edgar Watson Howe

“Merlin’s stock was flat. The king wanted to stop his wages; he even wanted to banish him, but I interfered. I said he would be useful to work the weather, and attend to small matters like that, and I would give him a lift now and then when his poor little parlor-magic soured on him. There wasn’t a rag of his tower left, but I had the government rebuild it for him, and advised him to take boarders; but he was too high-toned for that. And as for being grateful, he never even said thank you. He was a rather hard lot, take him how you might; but then you couldn’t fairly expect a man to be sweet that had been set back so.”
~from “A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court” by Mark Twain









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