RETIRING FROM THE DAY GIG

2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate His leaving the day Gig. RETIRING in a manner. From 4.30 am and 5.30 knock offs. From time sheets and Office lifts. They wonder about the time before them without the INCOME. They contemplate days spent together and no BOSS at all. She is well accustomed to it. Dropped out long ago – but HE is daring the MUSIC and the LITERATURE. and the Cottage on the Hill.

 

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Come, my friends,
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved the earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
— From Ulysses by Alfred Tennyson

Retirement without the love of letters is a living burial.
— Seneca

for good advice on the JOY OF NOT WORKING try this honourable site.

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Retirement means doing whatever you want to do. It means choice.

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FOR TWO OXYMORONS OF 1949 – ACTIVE RETIREMENT

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In green old gardens, hidden away
From sight of revel and sound of strife,
Here I have leisure to breathe and move,
And to do my work in a nobler way;
To sing my songs, and to say my say;
To Dream my dreams, and to love my love;
To hold my faith, and to live my life.
Making the most of its shadowy day.
– Violet Fane, 1843 – 1905, In Green Old Gardens

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Henry Addington (1801-04) “In youth, the absence of pleasure is pain, in old age the absence of pain is pleasure.

lucky-luke-7.gif Eden is that old-fashioned House
We dwell in every day
Without suspecting our abode
Until we drive away.
– Emily Dickinson

misc04.gifWe consider that any man who can fiddle all through one of those Virginia Reels without losing his grip, may be depended upon in any kind of musical emergency.
MARK TWAIN

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  1. March 28th, 2008

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