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Old 08-14-2014, 07:27 AM   #21
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Another quote that has stuck with me is allegedly from Jack London;

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out
in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom
of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.[/QUOTE]

SO well said, thanks

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Old 08-14-2014, 08:24 AM   #22
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A slight deviation(when one initiates the tread it's called a deviation, for the rest of you it's a hijack)

This is sparked by Wxx3's post above.

We, by that I mean my old uni group of twenty or so, have just had a 40th anniversary weekend bash in an old Aussie country hotel in the bush. Lots, and I mean lots, of wine,songs, laughter & stories(lies).

No one would have called us remotely responsible, especially our wives. Games of tennis at 4.00am with yet more wine, sunglasses at breakfast, more laughter, nothing has really changed since we were 20(well in our minds anyway)

This group is now spread across the world but we were all there.Some are now quite wealthy some not, it mattered not. We argued over politics, philosophy, old girl/boy friends, but above all we just laughed, and opened more wine

In a way I am surprised at my own reaction to Robin Williams death, and reading the lines from that Jack London verse has brought into sharp focus how much that sense of Joie de vivre means to me, and above all the laughter that comes with it.

It might sound a bit trite but life is a fragile thing, once it's gone there is no coming back.

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Old 08-14-2014, 10:03 AM   #23
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The legacy you leave, what people remember you for, is the legacy you make.

We will all remember Robin Williams for the joy he gave each of us over the years.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:48 AM   #24
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This reminds me of a song "Tears of a Clown"
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:29 PM   #25
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Hmmm, I cannot help but wonder what Robin Williams had against penises...notice I took a day to mull this over b4 responding. Point is, well thought out. Excuse me, but I need to cut another check to Flush Rush...1300 sponsors down and X to go.

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