I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260)

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I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260)

Postby Ichthus77 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 10:07 am

I'm Nobody! Who are you?
Are you – Nobody – too?
Then there's a pair of us!
Don't tell! they'd advertise – you know!

How dreary – to be – Somebody!
How public – like a Frog –
To tell one's name – the livelong June –
To an admiring Bog!

- Emily Dickinson
1830-1886
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Re: I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260)

Postby Meno_ » Mon Aug 01, 2022 5:59 pm

"Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody
This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job.

Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done"


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Re: I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260)

Postby Ichthus77 » Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:02 pm

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Re: I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260)

Postby Meno_ » Wed Aug 03, 2022 8:41 pm

One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.” “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop."



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Re: I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260)

Postby Meno_ » Sat Aug 06, 2022 5:25 pm

Meno_ wrote:One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” “Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry.” “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” “I like too many things and get all confused and hung-up running from one falling star to another till i drop."



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"so just keep on rolling under the stars" but no dice.
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Re: I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260)

Postby Meno_ » Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:26 pm

A Dream Within a Dream
BY EDGAR ALLAN POE

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! Can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
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Re: I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260)

Postby Arcturus Descending » Fri Aug 12, 2022 4:41 pm

Meno_ wrote:"Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody
This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job.

Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done"


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The above kind of reminded me of the below Simon and Garfunkel song - about shifting responsibility for something or someone to anyone but one's self. I always thought it was a very sad, beautiful and poignant song. Poor little sparrow.


Who will love a little Sparrow
Who's travelled far and cries for rest?
"Not I", said the Oak Tree
"I won't share my branches with no Sparrow's nest
And my blanket of leaves won't warm her cold breast"

Who will love a little Sparrow?
And who will speak a kindly word?
"Not I, " said the Swan
"The entire idea is utterly absurd
I'd be laughed at and scorned if the other Swans heard"

And who will take pity in his heart?
And who will feed a starving Sparrow?
"Not I", said the golden Wheat
"I would if I could, but I cannot, I know
I need all my grain to prosper and grow"

Who will love a little Sparrow?
Will no one write her eulogy?
"I will", said the Earth
"For all I've created returns unto me
From dust were ye made and dust ye shall be"
BE MELTING SNOW. WASH YOURSELF OF YOURSELF.

YOU WANDER FROM ROOM TO ROOM
HUNTING FOR THE DIAMOND NECKLACE
THAT IS ALREADY AROUND YOUR NECK!

DANCE UNTIL YOU SHATTER YOURSELF!

THERE IS A VOICE THAT DOESN'T USE WORDS. LISTEN!

LIFE IS A BALANCE BETWEEN HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO!

LET SILENCE TAKE YOU TO THE CORE OF LIFE!
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Re: I'm Nobody! Who are you? (260)

Postby Ichthus77 » Fri Aug 12, 2022 6:51 pm

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
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