Monday, January 16, 2006

II: 016

new ice
on the river -
still can't walk on water


At January 16, 2006 8:45 PM, Blogger texas haijin said...

you clever man, you.

At January 17, 2006 11:52 AM, Blogger Eric said...

just this morning i stumbled across a quote (unknown author)
"If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance."

At January 17, 2006 1:46 PM, Blogger david giacalone said...

Eric, About a year ago, I said the following at my f/k/a weblog:

A verse from a favorite Jesse Winchester song keeps gliding through my head lately, and I think I was meant to share the lines with you:

Do it

If the wheel is fixed
I would still take a chance
If we're treading on thin ice
Then we might as well dance
So I play the fool
But I can't sit still
Help me get this rock
To the top of this hill

Do it
'Til we're sick of it
Do it 'till you can't do it no more

©1972 Jesse Winchester From the LP "Third Down, 110 To Go"

-- even when life seems Sisyphean, we've got our haiku!

At January 17, 2006 4:00 PM, Blogger mattm said...

Was this the one?

At January 17, 2006 8:31 PM, Blogger david giacalone said...

I am so easily distracted. As of a few minutes ago, you can find a post at f/k/a (that has taken up the productive part of my day), in which I try to ascertain the source of the "dancin' on thin ice" concept. So far,no source pre-dates Jesse Winchester's 1972 song. See dancin' on thin ice.

At January 17, 2006 10:42 PM, Blogger david giacalone said...

While chasing the source of the "might as well dance" quote, I've had this nagging thought: Thirty-four years ago, at 21, I thought this was a wonderful quote. Now, in my mid-50s, it seems a bit rash -- which is why I would recommend, if you must dance, that you do The Slide and avoid jumping up and down. Of course, getting down and rolling is probably the safest way to go.

At January 18, 2006 8:41 AM, Blogger Eric said...

i was searching for snow/ice/winter quotes for my walton photo blog when i found that quote, sounds like jesse's likely the 'unknown author' . . .


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