@LauraIngallsWildest You're my hero. Just FYI. For saying your piece, for taking the initiative when it's hardest to do, and for practicing owning the power to ask for stuff you want. We all need to practice that. I've been thinking lately that it's like a muscle. A You-Want-Something-So-Try-To-Get-It muscle. I've let mine atrophy for so long, sometimes I forget it's even there.
@melis I love you.
BRAVO to this lady, whoever she is!! Totally hilariously transcendent.
Missing from this wonderful list: Thankful Fish, who dreamed of remedies. (Perhaps a relative of Preserved?)
HUMAN SPAM!!! Brilliant!!!
Thank you for posting this. I love this piece and Heifetz' performance in particular so much that I considered trying to learn the violin. Instead, I picked up the (admittedly somewhat melodramatic, but WONDERFUL TO PLAY) Bach-Busoni version of it for piano. It remains my favorite piece for rage and grief.
Just now, my dear sir, I do neither,
but if (as I gather) you're looking,
I'm happy to pull the string out for you.
If an insult? It badly needs cooking.
The trouble with half-baked affronts
(You'll permit me a piece of advice)
Is they fall on their swords--for, you see,
The tampon's a *useful* device.
@Craftastrophies Ahahaha! Yes! I think you're right, and that's why I think Maggie Smith would be all wrong. She has the wit, but it comes from the wrong place. It's delightful because it's unprincipled. She'd be the ultimate Anti. She's a pragmatist, she'll adhere to convention, but she'll cut whoever needs cutting to get the job done and feel just fine about it. (I have such an aunt--she is 94, smart as a whip, and never fails to make a withering and devastatingly true observations about someone in the room.)
@melis oh. *blushes*
@melis Oh golly, thank youuuu!! But in this case, precious little of the splendor's mine.