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Halloween Countdown, Day 21

“Your past is a skeleton walking one step behind you, and your future is a a skeleton walking one step in front of you. Maybe you don't wear a watch, but your skeletons do, and they always know what time it is.”

― Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

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"The Skeleton" by G.K. Chesterton

Chattering finch and water-fly
Are not merrier than I;
Here among the flowers I lie
Laughing everlastingly.

No: I may not tell the best;
Surely, friends, I might have guessed
Death was but the good King's jest,
It was hid so carefully.

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( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:24 pm (UTC)
I really like your choices this morning. Nice to see Alexie paired with Chesterton. The statue is pretty creepy. I don't comment every day but I've been enjoying your entries.
Oct. 21st, 2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I'm tickled that you liked Alexie and Chesterton together. And I'm delighted to hear that you're enjoying my posts. I appreciate it!
Oct. 21st, 2014 12:53 pm (UTC)
Oct. 21st, 2014 07:06 pm (UTC)
These gave me a chill, so I had to pass it on!
Oct. 22nd, 2014 02:47 am (UTC)
and it passed on chillingly, too!

btw, today on the way to work, some local dj's played this song, apparently sent to them by a young listener. I loved it!

Oct. 23rd, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
Oh wow - I love it, too! Thank you for sharing this.
Oct. 24th, 2014 11:35 am (UTC)
10 years old. He'll be a threat in years to come. At least.....I hope so!
Oct. 24th, 2014 05:47 pm (UTC)
LOL! Seriously.
Oct. 22nd, 2014 10:53 am (UTC)
Wow, someone had some definite ideas about death. Must have been a real treat going to visit that grave.
Oct. 23rd, 2014 06:49 pm (UTC)
Seriously! Not very ambiguous, is it? Yikes.
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