Saturday, November 22, 2008

BETRAYAL ~ GBE 63

This week's topic is betrayal. Webster's defines it as follows:
Main Entry: be·tray

Pronunciation: bi-ˈtrā, bē-l

Function: verb

Etymology: Middle English, from be- + trayen to betray, from Anglo-French trahir, from Latin tradere Date:13th century
transitive verb1: to lead astray ; especially : seduce
2: to deliver to an enemy by treachery
3
: to fail or desert especially in time of need *betrayed his family*
4 a
: to reveal unintentionally *betray one's true feelings* b: show , indicate
c
: to disclose in violation of confidence *betray a secret*

intransitive verb: to prove false


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~ To betray you must first belong ~ Harold Philby

~ One should rather die than be betrayed. There is no deceit in death. It delivers precisely what it has promised. Betrayal, though ... betrayal is the willful slaughter of hope. ~ Steven Deitz

~ We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal. ~ Tennessee Williams



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~ Betrayal does that -- betrays the betrayer. ~
Erica Jong

~ Betrayal is the only truth that sticks. ~ Arthur Miller

~ It is most true, stylus virum arguit, - our style
betrays us. ~ Robert Burton



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~ Anything may be betrayed, anyone may be forgiven, but not those who lack the courage of their own greatness. ~ Ayn Rand

~ Betrayal is about learning not to idealize external sources. ~ Linda Talley

~ Every betrayal contains a perfect moment, a coin stamped heads or tails with salvation on the other side. ~ Barbara Kingsolver



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~ Love is whatever you can still betray ... Betrayal can only happen if you love. ~ John LeCarre


~ Anyone who hasn't experienced the ecstasy of betrayal knows nothing about ecstasy at all. ~
Jeab Genet


~ Each betrayal begins with trust. ~ Phish


~ When a woman wants to betray her husband, her actions are almost invariably studied but they are never reasoned. ~ Honore de Balzac



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~ They talk of a man betraying his country, his friends, his sweetheart. There must be a moral bond first. All a man can betray is his conscience... ~ Joseph Conrad

~ I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country ~ E. M. Forster




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~ In politics it is necessary either to betray one's country or the electorate. I prefer to betray the electorate. ~ Charles de Gaulle

~ No soul of high estate can take pleasure in slander. It betrays a weakness. ~ Blaise Pascal




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~ O lovers! Be careful in those dangerous first days! Once you've brought breakfast in bed you'll have to bring it forever, unless you want to be accused of lovelessness and betrayal. ~ Milan Kundera

~ Then you should have died! Died, rather than betray your friends, as we would have done for you! ~ Joanne Kathleen Rowling




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~ I sometimes react to making a mistake as if I have betrayed myself. My fear of making a mistake seems to be based on the hidden assumption that I am potentially perfect and that if I can just be very careful I will not fall from heaven. But a 'mistake' is a declaration of the way I am, a jolt to the way I intend, a reminder I am not dealing with the facts. When I have listened to my mistakes I have grown. ~ Hugh Prather


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This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is Betrayal.

The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you.


If your interested just go to Alicia's Blog and and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in", that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday.

Make sure you're not private though, so that everyone can read your blog.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

This is for someone who is very special to me...

I am not a poet, but I came across this poem and wanted to post it for you.


Never Have I Fallen


Your lips speak soft sweetness

Your touch a cool caress

I am lost in your magic

My heart beats within your chest


I think of you each morning

And dream of you each night

I think of your arms being around me

And cannot express my delight


Never have I fallen

But I am quickly on my way

You hold a heart in your hands

That has never before been given away

- Rex Williams -

Monday, November 17, 2008

GBE 62 - Favorite Sports/Pastimes

I know I am late, but as the old saying goes,
"Better late than never" I hope you enjoy this.

In high school I really liked basketball. No, I didn't play, although I kept stats for the school team and helped in practice on defense. I always watched the NBA and the ABA players with admiration because this white man can't jump. LOL. I especially liked Dr. J.


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(note the red, white & blue basketball. ABA, baby)

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Watch him in action.






Then along came the man who made me LOVE basketball and appreciate the talent the players have. They are, to me at times, like ballet dancers.
And this man could fly.
His name – Michael Jordan
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Here he was at
the University of North Carolina.

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Then, da Bulls.

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Check out his Top 10.









Here they are. Side by side. Photobucket

Can you tell I love basketball?

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This is my submission to the GBE. This week's topic is Favorite Sports/Pastimes.
The GBE, or Group Blogging Experience is great fun. Each week (usually on Tuesday) we are given a general topic by our fearless leader Alicia and we have until that Saturday to blog about it. Say whatever you want. Silly, serious, true, fiction, debate.... whatever. It's up to you. If your interested just go to Alicia's Blog and check it out. If you want to participate comment her blog saying "I'm in", that's it. No big sign up or anything. You blog and she'll link to your blog and everyone else's on Saturday.


Make sure you're not private though, so that everyone can read your blog.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Beauty Tips

Below is a wonderful poem Audrey Hepburn wrote when asked to share her "beauty tips". It was read at her funeral years later.


For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.



For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.



For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.



For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day.



For poise , walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.



People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,
and redeemed; never throw out anyone.



Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each
of your arms .



As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping
yourself, and the
other for helping others.