SupaDudz Memorial Profile Pic Pick o' the Week: Oh.No.No.31- SIC GLORIA TRANSIT MUNDI

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"Under a juniper-tree the bones sang, scattered and shining
We are glad to be scattered, we did little good to each other,
Under a tree in the cool of the day, with the blessing of sand,
Forgetting themselves and each other, united
In the quiet of the desert. This is the land which ye
Shall divide by lot. And neither division nor unity
Matters. This is the land. We have our inheritance."

-from "Ash Wednesday"  TS Eliot

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The knell of the bells at the Gion temple
Echoes the impermanence of all things. 
The colour of the flowers on its double-trunked tree 
Reveals the truth that to flourish is to fall. 
He who is proud is not so for long, 
Like a passing dream on a night in spring.
He who is brave is finally destroyed, 
To be no more than dust before the wind

-from "The Tale of the Heike"

(Translation from Japanese by Patrick Geoffrey O'Neill)

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Sic transit gloria mundi

"Sic transit gloria mundi," 
"How doth the busy bee,"
"Dum vivimus vivamus," 
I stay mine enemy! —Oh "veni, vidi, vici!" 
Oh caput cap-a-pie! 
And oh "memento mori" 
When I am far from thee!Hurrah for Peter Parley!
Hurrah for Daniel Boone!
Three cheers, sir, for the gentleman
Who first observed the moon!Peter, put up the sunshine;
Pattie, arrange the stars;
Tell Luna, tea is waiting,
And call your brother Mars!Put down the apple, Adam,
And come away with me,
So shalt thou have a pippin 
From off my father's tree!I climb the "Hill of Science,"
I "view the landscape o'er;"
Such transcendental prospect,
I ne'er beheld before!Unto the Legislature
My country bids me go;
I'll take my india rubbers,
In case the wind should blow!During my education,
It was announced to me
That gravitation, stumbling
Fell from an apple tree!The earth upon an axis
Was once supposed to turn,
By way of a gymnastic
In honor of the sun!It was the brave Columbus,
A sailing o'er the tide,
Who notified the nations
Of where I would reside!Mortality is fatal—
Gentility is fine,
Rascality, heroic,
Insolvency, sublimeOur Fathers being weary,
Laid down on Bunker Hill;
And tho' full many a morning,
Yet they are sleeping still,The trumpet, sir, shall wake them,
In dreams I see them rise,
Each with a solemn musket
A marching to the skies!A coward will remain, Sir,
Until the fight is done;
But an immortal hero
Will take his hat, and run!Good bye Sir, I am going;
My country calleth me;
Allow me, Sir, at parting,
To wipe my weeping e'e.In token of our friendship
Accept this "Bonnie Doon,"
And when the hand that plucked it
Hath passed beyond the moon,The memory of my ashes
Will consolation be;
Then farewell Tuscarora,
And farewell, Sir, to thee!

-Emily Dickinson

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roger that.  How do you say “roger that” in Greek? 
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No saying that, the closest thing to it is comprehend.

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