--Description: 19th C, Carroll L., Childhood, Fantasy Seasons--
A boat, beneath a sunny sky
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July --
Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear
Pleased a simple tale to hear --
Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.
Still she haunts me, phantomwise
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.
Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.
In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:
Ever drifting down the stream --
Lingering in the golden gleam --
Life what is it but a dream?
--Word of the Day: bombast\BOM-bast\, noun:
Pompous or pretentious speech or writing.
A more serious difficulty, though, is that "love" has inspired a vast deal of high-toned rhetoric, and Ms. Ackerman seems determined to boost the bombast that already engulfs this troublesome word.
-"This Crazy Thing Called Love", New York Times, June 26, 1994
--Quote of the Day: I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. Its a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope...and that enables you to laugh at all of lifes realities.
-Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
--Spanish Word of the Day: viento, noun:
(eg) Hizo mucho viento anoche.
(transl) It was very windy last night.
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