122 Of 365 (366) For 2012

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“Beautiful as a dandelion-blossom, golden in the green grass,

This life can be.

Common as a dandelion-blossom, beautiful in the clean grass, not beautiful

Because common, beautiful because beautiful,

Noble because common, because free.”

[ Edna St. Vincent MillayConversation At Midnight ]

96 Of 365 (366) For 2012

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“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory.

 

If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy,

don’t we consider it his duty to escape?

 

. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul,

if we’re partisans of liberty,

then it’s our plain duty to escape,

 

and to take as many people with us as we can!”

 

[ J. R. R. Tolkien ]