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· This — Norwegian-Style — February 14th ·

If you've been reading long, you'll agree that I'm seldom rhetorically "demonstrative." It goes with the territory of my being Norwegian. Rarely given to emotional outbursts, I'm ever prone to letting others inject literary hyperbole. The "literal" is my game.

Take, for instance, my This — By Accident — July 4th (wherein you may recall my concluding summer shed-cleaning tasks).

I thought today to revive their warm memory by turning things over to someone with much sharper language skills, William Shakespeare. Who better, in English, to ventriloquize — on this St. Valentine's Day — rhetorical things sufficiently "demonstrative"?

        Shakespeare's Sonnet LV

Not marble nor the gilded monuments
   Of princes shall outlive this powerful rhyme;
   But you shall shine more bright in these contents
   Than unswept stone, besmear'd with sluttish time.
   When wasteful war shall statues overturn,
   And broils root out the work of masonry,
   Nor Mars his sword nor war's quick fire shall burn
   The living record of your memory.
   'Gainst death and all-oblivious enmity
   Shall you pace forth; your praise shall still find room,
   Even in the eyes of all posterity
   That wear this world out to the ending doom.
     So, till the judgment that yourself arise,
     You live in this, and dwell in lovers' eyes.

Tomorrow I just might, of course, be turning things over to more wintry chores — like log splitting.

They go, too, with still more stylish poetic tasks — themselves undemonstrative in "Norwegian-style."

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· When It Rains It Pours, In Seattle Superbowl Style ·

Well, it's been 49 days of rain and 2 of sun here! Today was one: too bad, for a "drencher" like yesterday might have reversed the Steeler's trick, since our Seahawks lost in Detroit's Ford Field today, 21 - 10.

It's almost what I predicted in My Boilerplate Baptism Unto Death, Seahawk Style. · Now 2007 ·

In any event, cheers!

We'll be back.

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