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LisaLCFan wrote
>I could compose a complex argument against that statement ['happiness is rare in intelligent people'] but I won't! If it is true (which I would question), then I am one of those happy rarities! :D

accredited to hemingway, and he was probably talking from a personal perspective. perhaps he had that awful condition called 'existential dread'?

>your woman in the park bears some resemblance to Sinéad O'Connor.

the same thought crossed my mind too. the picture is, however, simply a ridiculous version of a lady photographed on my travels. below is the original, which will possibly be deleted after a short time.
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thank you for writing :)
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Geoffrey wrote: Mon Jul 31, 2023 10:12 pm thank you for writing :)
Cheers!
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like they say: "a hair in the head is worth two in the brush." - happy august, friends! :)
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cat lady :)
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Hi G,

Very clever and humorous drawing. As a cat owner, I must say that you have portrayed their postures and mannerisms perfectly. Most think of cats tracking down mice and birds, but many times I have seen our cats on the hunt for a spider or some other insect. Question to ponder: How many bugs would the average cat need to consume daily to sustain itself? Another question more appropriate for this forum: Can anyone think of any references to insects in Cohen's songs? I am sure there must be a couple, but I am coming up blank.

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its4inthemorning wrote: Mon Aug 07, 2023 2:18 pm … Can anyone think of any references to insects in Cohen's songs?…
Off the top of my head:

Song “Listen to the Hummingbird”, lyric, Listen to the butterfly .

Song “Ballad of the Absent Mare”, lyric, And the crickets are breaking his heart with their song .

Song “So Long Marianne”, lyric, “I’m standing on a ledge and your fine spider web is fastening my ankle to a stone”.

Poem, in full:

Silence
And a deeper silence
When the crickets
Hesitate.
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Geoffrey wrote: Mon Aug 07, 2023 2:19 am cat lady :)
Her shirt looks very interesting, and may perhaps be very colourful— pity that it is in black and white!
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thanx guys. if you look in the cohen concordance there are loads of insects, especially crickets (nothing to do with sport, it's a sort of grasshopper that rubs its legs. i never seen one but leonard was obsessed with them, mentions them in several songs - and leonard hates sport, like me). also gnats, or mosquitos as they call them in america. i could go on. as for the lady's dress, yes it was colourful. i can post the photo i took, but only for a short while because i don't like posting pics of people if i haven't got their permission - and she didn't see me taking the picture. let me just finish this daim fløteis and i'll show you.
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here is the lady. i will take it down after a short while. we were walking along when she stopped to answer her phone. [since removed]. it's nice when people are interested in these pictures.

i see this gallery is fast approaching a quarter of a million views. quite something, so thank you to everyone who has visited or contributed a message or picture. be well :-)

i think insects are just snacks to cats, like we humans might eat peanuts. cats seem to lose interest in something if it stops moving.
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Geoffrey wrote: Mon Aug 07, 2023 5:02 pm ...leonard hates sport, like me). also gnats, or mosquitos as they call them in america...

as for the lady's dress, yes it was colourful...
I am not sure that Leonard hated sports as much as you do -- he did play hockey in his youth, and sometimes he made references to hockey games and hockey players during his concerts, including the final world tour, and so he at least seems to have enjoyed a bit of hockey. (Some countries refer to it as "ice hockey", but in Canada, it is just "hockey".) I have enjoyed a variety of sports in my lifetime, both as a player and also as a spectator.

Gnats and mosquitoes are different species, although some of them share similarities: many places in the world have both.

Thanks for the pic of the woman's shirt -- it is lovely, and it is the sort of thing I'd wear on occasion! Cheers!
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Yikes, how could I have forgotten "crickets," he also mentioned them in "Night Comes On" and "Bunch of Lonesome Heroes."

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continuing the never-ending series of people i meet :)
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Hi Geoffrey,
Wonderful characters emerge from these latest drawings.
I particularly love the title of the first one. A truism if ever I saw one, but I must confess I have never encountered that one before.

Best wishes,
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thank you, alan, for looking at these pictures, for writing such a lovely message and spending time on me :)
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>. . . I have encountered similar issues with nail products made for classical guitarists to repair or enhance one's nails for playing, many of which can end up causing more harm than good -- au naturel is the best route for nails, I think!
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agree, but for anyone bothered by thin nails, the lady talking in the video below seems to share important knowledge - and it can be 15-minutes well spent. i have several nail hardeners, and none of them have much of a perfume smell. no scent at all, as far as i can detect.
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been a while since i showed myself. this was taken earlier today by a lady in a shop who sold me some coconut milk shampoo :)
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Geoffrey wrote: Fri Aug 11, 2023 8:44 pm ...for anyone bothered by thin nails, the lady talking in the video below seems to share important knowledge - and it can be 15-minutes well spent. i have several nail hardeners, and none of them have much of a perfume smell. no scent at all, as far as i can detect...
Thank you for your ongoing concern about my nails, but I did not watch the video you provided, simply because I have good strong nails -- not too thin, not too thick, slightly flexible, and therefore perfect for creating optimal tone while playing classical guitar! -- and thus I have no need to put anything on them, scented or unscented! The odd time that I break a nail and do not wish to play guitar nail-less, I simply use an artifical nail attached with a removable glue-dot for the duration of time that I am playing, and then I take it off as soon as I stop playing.

As for your new photo, you haven't changed a bit in the, oh, three weeks since you last posted a photo of yourself... Are you afraid that we'll forget what you look like? :roll:

Oh, sorry, maybe that previous commment was too sarcastic, so I take it back! It is wonderful to see you and your wavy locks, and so good to have an updated photo! I shall cherish it, copy it onto all of my electronic devices as wallpaper/background, print out a few copies and frame them so that I can put them all over my house, one in every room, and make a small copy for my wallet, so that at any given time and place, I will be able to look at your face! ;-)
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