Sunday, October 21, 2012

Memento mori

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As years accrue through inflexible machinations of unstoppable Time and vitality wanes as a consequence of simply living (not living simply) and the thinker thinks  and thinks and thinks again and yet again of all the possibilities that might likely come to be eventually, there remains that one eventuality truly known but never admitted by the inner self, still stubbornly eludes all admission of such a single final possibility.

Life        --        Death        --        Time
 Is it any wonder then that hopeful visions
of a mighty God must inevitably intrude?



attrition [uh-trish-uhn]
a reduction or decrease in numbers, size, or strength: Our club has had a high rate of attrition because so many members have moved away.
a wearing down or weakening of resistance, especially as a result of continuous pressure or harassment: The enemy surrounded the town and conducted a war of attrition.
a gradual reduction in work force without firing of personnel, as when workers resign or retire and are not replaced.
the act of rubbing against something; friction.
a wearing down or away by friction; abrasion.



Joyce Randolph
Born Oct 21, 1924
Age: 87 years old

Joyce Randolph is an American actress, best known for playing Trixie Norton on The Honeymooners.

Born Oct 21, 1956
Age: 55 years old.

Carrie Frances Fisher is an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She is best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and for voicing Angela in Family Guy. She is also known for her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for a film of the same name, and her autobiographical one-woman play, Wishful Drinking.

Born Oct 21, 1949
Age: 62 years old.

Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu is an Israeli leader and the current Prime Minister of Israel. He serves also as the Chairman of the Likud Party, as a Knesset member, as the Health Minister of Israel, as the Pensioner Affairs Minister of Israel and as the Economic Strategy Minister of Israel.

Born Oct 21, 1833
Died Dec 10, 1896

Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer. He was the inventor of dynamite. Nobel held 350 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. He used his fortune to posthumously institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him. His name also survives in modern-day companies such as Dynamite Nobel and Akzo Nobel, which are descendants of the companies Nobel himself established.


Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
--John Lennon

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