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2 Tough and Crazy people get together and consider life through the Oracle of the Animated Gif. They contemplate the Full Moon in Scorpio and Sun in Taurus the night before Mad O’Brian’s birthday.

A million butterflies rose up from South America,
All together, and flew in a gold storm toward Spain…
~Winfield Townley Scott, “Annual Legend”

The spiked iron gate
Grasps feebly at darkened trees –
Graveyard moon rises
– Morpheus

Life is a flame that is always burning itself out,
but it catches fire again every time a child is born.
George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t hold to anger, hurt, or pain. They steal your energy and keep you from love.” – Leo Buscaglia

People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
– Anonymous

Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity.  ~John Ruskin

I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
John Steinbeck


I think that I might fly away, in my hot air balloon,
And hide from worldly worries on the dark side of the moon;
There’s but one thing I need before I float into the blue:
I need a sky companion and I want it to be you.


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



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