Come on let's twist again,
Like we did last summer!
~ Chubby Checker
Photo: Chubby Checker singing his hit song The Twist while twisting with a woman at the Crescendo Nightclub - Chicago 16 November 1961
Beauty is but a vain and doubtful good;
A shining gloss that vadeth suddenly;
A flower that dies when first it 'gins to bud;
A brittle glass that's broken presently:
A doubtful good, a gloss, a glass, a flower,
Lost, vaded, broken, dead within an hour.
~ William Shakespeare
A butterfly flew between the cars.
Marie José said: it must be Chuang Tzu,
on a tour of New York.
But the butterfly
didn't know it was a butterfly
dreaming it was Chuang Tzu
or Chuang Tzu
dreaming he was a butterfly.
The butterfly never wondered:
~ Octavio Paz
Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.
~ Chuang Tzu
Talk health. The dreary, never-ending tale
Of mortal maladies is worn and stale;
You cannot charm or interest or please
By harping on that minor chord, disease.
Say you are well, or all is well with you,
And God shall hear your words and make them true.
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
That's my mother
And all your mothers
And my grandmother
And your grandmothers
And my great grandmother
And your great and my great great and your ...
And all you women, and me!
~ Maya Angelou
Photo: Maya Angelou at her home in Winston-Salem - 20 March 2007