posted by david giacalone @ 7:53 AM
you clever man, you.
just this morning i stumbled across a quote (unknown author)"If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance."
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 hillDo 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!
Was this the one?http://www.hypnos.co.uk/hypnomag/johnson4.html
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.
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.
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' . . .thanks
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david giacalone ("dagosan") looks at the foibles and ironies of the human condition, using poems structured like haiku but called "senryu", and with an occasional photo "haiga" (an image with a linked poem).
. haiku advocate trying to keep a Beginner's Mind ... former lawyer-mediator...... editor of f/k/a weblog ... Born 1949, but a few body parts occasionally feel much younger.. . . a/k/a dagosan
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