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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2010, 06:29:45 PM »

Truly it is. The little haiku rings, like a little flash of light on the snowy mountaintop. Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2010, 06:33:16 PM »

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The little haiku rings, like a little flash of light on the snowy mountaintop.

Great prose as usual, Shin.
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2010, 06:34:47 PM »

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Great prose as usual, Shin.

Uh.. You're so kind Brigid..  Grin Truly kind. if I start spouting poetry do me and everyone a favor and put a stop to it immediately. It's bad enough what I do with prose. Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2010, 06:37:07 PM »

 
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It's bad enough what I do with prose.


We need a shaking head smilie.
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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2010, 06:39:09 PM »

Shin that was good.

If we keep going we may be able to give up our day jobs.  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2010, 06:41:18 PM »

I suppose it would be a good way to be shunned by all mankind and enter into a life of holy poverty Martin.

I am still gathering more smilies..

Though if we had a shaking head smilie Brigid.. would you be able to catch him? So many of them have gone under cover.  Cool

Cheesy

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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2010, 06:42:54 PM »

Shin that was good.

If we keep going we may be able to give up our day jobs.  Grin


Spoken like a true Irishman. Grin irishwisdom
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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2010, 06:46:41 PM »

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Hahaha..  rotfl happy roll happy roll

I wonder would it be an acceptable reason for joining the religios life that no where else would have me.  Cheesy
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« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2010, 06:53:24 PM »

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Hahaha..  rotfl happy roll happy roll

I wonder would it be an acceptable reason for joining the religios life that no where else would have me.  Cheesy

Umph, if I wrote that in my submission letter I wonder how far I would get! Cheesy

They might start practicing the old discipline of leaving a person begging outside the gates for ages!  Cheesy

One can always run off to live in the desert as a hermit I suppose still. Until you're arrested for trespassing on public land.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2010, 06:54:57 PM »

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I suppose it would be a good way to be shunned by all mankind and enter into a life of holy poverty Martin.

Hahaha..  rotfl happy roll happy roll

I wonder would it be an acceptable reason for joining the religios life that no where else would have me.  Cheesy

Umph, if I wrote that in my submission letter I wonder how far I would get! Cheesy

They might start practicing the old discipline of leaving a person begging outside the gates for ages!  Cheesy

One can always run off to live in the desert as a hermit I suppose still. Until you're arrested for trespassing on public land.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2010, 07:03:54 PM »

I think my phobia of vultures would be the ultimate deterant for the desert life.  Cheesy

I'm not best friends with crows either but at least they're small enough to at least tolerate.   Undecided

Did you know that a gathering of crows is called a Murder? That's enough for me.  Shocked
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2010, 07:14:01 PM »

I think my phobia of vultures would be the ultimate deterant for the desert life.  Cheesy

I'm not best friends with crows either but at least they're small enough to at least tolerate.   Undecided

Did you know that a gathering of crows is called a Murder? That's enough for me.  Shocked

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Yes, I know! A murder! Reminds me how my poor grandmother had a bit of a phobia about birds ever after watching that Hitchcock movie, 'the Birds'.

They used to get into my garbage upstate, tear apart the bags with their beaks, so I had to be more careful putting it out. If you offend them, they're pretty intelligent, so they can go after you for awhile after that I hear.
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« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2010, 07:17:35 PM »

Isn't there a story about St. Benedict and a crow? Or was it a raven? Huh?
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« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2010, 07:23:20 PM »

Isn't there a story about St. Benedict and a crow? Or was it a raven? Huh?

Was it a good story or a bad one?

I read too that St Thomas Aquinas had a phobia of thunder. He used to hide under his bed in thunder storm.
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« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2010, 07:29:19 PM »

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I've heard both - one that had a crow/raven save his life and also one in which St. Benedict crossed himself whenever he saw one saying that they were demons. confused
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I've heard both - one that had a crow/raven save his life and also one in which St. Benedict crossed himself whenever he saw one saying that they were demons. confused

If you can find the good story, share it with us! Cheesy
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« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2010, 07:43:54 PM »

GREGORY [the Great]: When as the foresaid monasteries were zealous in the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, and their fame dispersed far and near, and many gave over the secular life, and subdued the passions of their soul, under the light yoke of our Saviour: then (as the manner of wicked people is, to envy at that virtue which themselves desire not to follow) one Florentius, Priest of a church nearby, and grandfather to Florentius our sub-deacon, possessed with diabolical malice, began to envy the holy man's virtues, to back-bite his manner of living, and to withdraw as many as he could from going to visit him.

When he saw that he could not hinder his virtuous proceedings, but that, on the contrary, the fame of his holy life increased, and many daily, on the very report of his sanctity, took themselves to a better state of life : burning more and more with the coals of envy, he became far worse; and though he desired not to imitate his commendable life, yet fain he would have had the reputation of his virtuous conversation.

In conclusion so much did malicious envy blind him, and so far did he wade in that sin, that he poisoned a loaf and sent it to the servant of almighty God, as it were for a holy present. The man of God received it with great thanks, yet not ignorant of that which was hidden within. At dinner time, a crow daily used to come to him from the next wood, which took bread at his hands; coming that day after his manner, the man of God threw him the loaf which the Priest had sent him, giving him this charge: "In the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, take up that loaf, and leave it in some such place where no man may find it." Then the crow, opening his mouth, and lifting up his wings, began to hop up and down about the loaf, and after his manner to cry out, as though he would have said that he was willing to obey, and yet could not do what he was commanded.

The man of God again and again bide him, saying: "Take it up without fear, and throw it where no man may find it." At length, with much ado, the crow took it up, and flew away, and after three hours, having dispatched the loaf, he returned again, and received his usual allowance from the man of God
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