Hello there, Dear Reader,
I have received the most odd of correspondences this morning and I assure you, that it is nothing to do with my birthday which was a couple of days past. Continue reading
Archive for November, 2007
I know, it’s less-than-legal. But it’s for those who missed out 😛
- BIRTH, n. The first and direst of all disasters. As to the nature of it there appears to be no uniformity. Castor and Pollux were born from the egg. Pallas came out of a skull. Galatea was once a block of stone. Peresilis, who wrote in the tenth century, avers that he grew up out of the ground where a priest had spilled holy water. It is known that Arimaxus was derived from a hole in the earth, made by a stroke of lightning. Leucomedon was the son of a cavern in Mount Aetna, and I have myself seen a man come out of a wine cellar.
- Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary
US author & satirist (1842 – 1914)