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    May 23, 2006



    As much as I enjoyed the previous offering on the state of your wood, this entry just makes me say "wow."


    It's when you write like this that people sit up and take notice. Very powerful words, indeed. ;)


    I love this post. It makes me wonder if "Enough Rope", one of the wonderful poetry collections of the late Dorothy Parker, was a reference to this philosophy. Of course, knowing her predliction for pondering suicide...rope probably means rope. Nevertheless, you've given me something the chew on today.


    I'm honored my post prompted this masterpiece!

    Thanks for reminding me why I try to write every day.



    Good one.


    Great post. Made me think, in a good way, about things I need to wait out in life and how to cure my own ever-growing impatience.

    Sometimes, thought, in my impatience, I worry that I only have enough rope to do nothing else but hang myself with it....or someone else.


    Love this.

    And I totally say "Better safe than sorry." Shut up.


    Your last few lines in this post reminded me of something i've read. i am not certain of the source. One version attributes it to a Sufi source, but i am not certain if that's accurate. It goes like this:

    A powerful king, ruler of many domains, was in a position of such magnificence that wise men were his mere employees. And yet one day he felt himself confused and called the sages to him.

    He said: 'I do not know the cause, but something impels me to seek a certain ring, one that will enable me to stabilize my state. I must have such a ring. And this ring must be one which, when I am unhappy, will make me joyful. At the same time, if I am happy and look upon it, I must be made sad.'

    The wise men consulted one another, and threw themselves into deep contemplation, and finally they came to a decision as to the character of this ring which would suit their king.

    The ring which they devised was one upon which was inscribed the legend:

    This, too, will pass.


    Nils I loved the piece BUT,for the sake of posterity,I must make a small correction. What I said was: "He got the fucking gig!"
    Also I shot an 89 last week. Time is truly longer than rope.

    H.A. Page

    What a GREAT post... Yep. I thought I could never be a radio announcer or a tv talking head... I always take awhile to think what to say.

    That's me, thinking afterwords of the betterwords -- if spoken. Usually doesn't happen with writing.

    My first visit here.
    cheers -a newbie blogger


    It's crossed my mind that Newfoundlanders, not the Scots, invented the modern world (well, perhaps the philosophy of the modern world.) Quidi Vidi's Dr. Learning has certainly uttered his fair share of their collected wisdom over the years.

    I've had occasion also to utter "Time is longer than rope" more than a few times and once, very recently, whilst chatting with my fellow workers. "Ah, yes, mun," says the Jamaican in the group. "In patois, that would be 'time longer rope,' a well-known Jamaican saying." The provenance of the saying is now in question.

    I'd also add the following correction to your version of the story where you and I go see a "a brilliant one-man show" in Toronto. Twas no accident that I took you to THAT show. I had seen THAT show before. I specifically took you to THAT show to prime the spark plug, so to speak.

    So, if I primed it and Walt turned the key, when should we expect our royalty cheques?


    ... and somewhere Miss Stacy is gently reminding everyone ... "If it hadn't been for Anne ..."

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