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and wonder!

set me reelin'.
O, what a noble mind is here o'erthrown!
The courtier's, scholar's, soldier's, eye, tongue, sword,
The expectancy and rose of the fair state,
The glass of fashion and the mould of form,
The observ'd of all observers -- quite, quite down!
And I, of ladies most deject and wretched
That suck'd the honey of his music vows,
Now see that noble and most sovereign reason,
Like sweet bells jangled, out of tune and harsh;
That unmatch'd form and feature of blown youth
Blasted with ecstasy: O, woe is me,
To have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet (Ophelia.)

What I say, what I think
What I put down in ink
I'm only tryin' to find a way to understand
And I mean no harm
I'm just searching for calm
In the storm of mankind
- David Gray, Let the Truth Sting.

No nobility in spirit left
like a ghost that comes and leaves
the listener bereft; no silence behind walls,
nor peace, nor patience. No remembrance.
Just the windy wails that mess the well-dressed
and well-covered deceit, that is all that remains.
Greet openly the acrylic sky, the water-colored
water that the green trees defy.
Extricate the mind from complexities
that have no need for the naive, that have no need
for the broken puzzle piece,
that have no need.
Put a muzzle around your creed,
recant, recede. Gather weeds.
Go. Farewell.
- Leon Hathwell, Societal Ophelia.

Random Facts favorite books are (in order): The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer-Bradley; The Godfather, Mario Puzo; Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen; Wicked, Gregory MacGuire; Fight Club, Chuck Palaniuk / 50 books in a year challenge is going on while I try to read Shakespeare's cannon / if you lived in Jersey (Jerzee), you'd understand / tea not coffee / I wear a watch / one woman riot x (AIM) / recently, a good deal of my entries are both friend's only and then filtered.

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