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2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate the AFTER effects of birthdays and partying. They consider the emotional shifts of aftermaTH.

learn from the past, plan for the future, PARTY TONIGHT!!

With the exception of women, there is nothing on earth so agreeable or necessary to the comfort of man as the dog. ~Edward Jesse, Anecdote of Dogs

Don’t think there are no crocodiles
just because the water is calm.
– Malayan Proverb

Angels paint with sound and sing with color.

Some people are too tired to give you a smile, so give them one of yours as no one needs a smile as much as the one who has no more to give.

“You can be a king or a street sweeper, but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.”

Robert Alton Harris

askldjfas said:

a mother needs her baby just as much as the baby needs the mother…



2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate the completion of this birthday on a dark and stormy night with the almost full moon. The Cottage Doors are closed. There is a Palmer spider out the back wanting to come in out of the cold and wind. The Star Wagon ain’t going no place till the driveway dries out a little. The Girls are making Phone calls to say Happy Birthday and Plan visits in May. They consider the pulse of the life lived on The Hill and the passing of the years. Some birthdays are MELLOW.

A true man does not need to romance a different girl every night, a true man romances the same girl for the rest of her life.

Someday I would like to
stand on the moon, look
down through a quarter of a
million miles of space and
say, “There certainly is a
beautiful earth out tonight.”
– Lt. Col. William H. Rankin, American author

An autumn night… don’t think your life, didn’t matter.

Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon.

I pray the gentle hands may guide my feet; I ask for kind commands from
voices sweet; At night a stable warm with scented hay, where, safe from
every harm, I’ll sleep till day.

“If you play with the vultures at night, you can’t soar with the eagles at dawn.”

I love thee – I love thee,

‘Tis all that I can say

It is my vision in the night,

My dreaming in the day.

~Thomas Hood


2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate THE day of Rain and fogs and rising Valley mists. Of Phone Calls from Daughters and curries for dinner. They consider the Grand Blessings of Home and Good Dwelling People. Of Music and Motels and Wineries and Good food. There are some excellent ways to spend birthdays. Late in bed in the Morning and Happily Partnered.

Some people are making such thorough plans
for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine.
– William Feather

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. ~Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke

No more prizes for predicting rain. Prizes only for building arks.

The itsy bitsy spider (or The eensy weensy spider)
climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider (or eensy weensy spider)
climbed up the spout again.

You have to have lots of rain before you can have your rainbow!

This is the truth as I see it, my dear, Out in the wind and the rain: They who have nothing have little to fear, Nothing to lose or to gain.
Madison Julius Cawein

Rain falls for centuries
Soaking the loose rocks in space
Sweet rain, the fire’s out
The black snag glistens in the rain
& the last wisp of smoke floats up

(Gary Snyder (b. 1930), U.S. poet. Burning





2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate A BIRTHDAY spent at home in the rain. Wild and cold and near flooding with trenches to be dug and not a pair of gumboots between them. They ache in their waters for the gifts that they would like to be able to give.The vortexual stocking fillers. Hold hands. Dive into deeper and far darker waters. Somewhere below the surface is the essence of a BIRTHDAY at home in the rain.

How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and
height my soul can reach.

Happy Birthday, my Darling

Elizabeth Barrett Browning


Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be.

Happy Birthday, my Darling

Robert Browning (1812-1889)

You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. – Bob Hope

We advance in years somewhat in the manner of an invading army in a barren land; the age that we have reached, as the saying goes, we but hold with an outpost, and still keep open communications with the extreme rear and first beginnings of the march.

Chronologically gifted!

59! I demand a recount.

Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.” Menachem Mendel Schneerson

Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.” Ogden Nash




2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate The quietness of the evening before a birthday. The Quietness of thinking over 59 years. They consider separately before sleeping together.

Stand Tall and Proud
Sink your roots deeply into the Earth
Reflect the light of a greater source
Think long term
Go out on a limb
Remember your place among all living beings
Embrace with joy the changing seasons
For each yields its own abundance
The Energy and Birth of Spring
The Growth and Contentment of Summer
The Wisdom to let go of leaves in the Fall
The Rest and Quiet Renewal of Winter
– Ilan Shamir, Advice From a Tree

Geese appear high over us, pass, and the sky closes. Abandon, as in love or sleep, holds them to their way, clear in the ancient faith: what we need is here. And we pray, not for new earth or heaven, but to be quiet in heart, and in eye, clear. What we need is here.
Wendell Berry

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

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