Thursday, May 15, 2008

One of my favorites...

A recent conversation I had with Deb reminded me of one of my favorite pieces of poetry. Mr. Robert Frost, who inhabited my neck o' the woods for much of his life, wrote this little piece that I draw much inspiration from:

The Road not Taken.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
and sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
and looked down one as far as I could
to where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
and having perhaps the better claim
because it was grassy and wanted wear;
though as for that, the passing there
had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
in leaves no feet had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference

by Robert Frost

Technical Note

So evidently most readers find the music player distracting and annoying. With those concerns in mind I have eliminated the imeem player from my blog.

I have also ADDED a Yahoo Messenger status widget to the right so you can see whence I am available for chat!


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mr. Einstein was one...

Having read enough of Einstein's writings I know enough about him to identify with his brand of spirituality. Still over the decades many different and disparate groups have quote mined his work for phrases to support their particular agendas be they political, religious or scientific or some combination there of.

Recently, a letter written by Einstein went on the auction block in London. In this letter MR. Relativity leaves no doubt as to what his views are regarding the Bible:

The letter up for sale, written to philosopher Eric Gutkind in January 1954, suggests his views on religion did not mellow with age.

In it, Einstein said that "the word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."

"For me," he added, "the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions."

Perhaps, now those of a theist bend will stop quote mining Mr. Einstein...?

I doubt it.



Deb has tagged me……

The requirements...

1. Write the title to your memoir using 6 words
2. Post it on your blog
3. Link to the person that tagged you
4. Tag five more blogs

"Leaving the world a better place..."

The five I tag: