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One of my fondest memories of time spent with my mother was watching Robin Williams during an interview on TV. I don’t remember what show he was on, but oh do I remember the laughing. My mom and I laughed so hard that we could hardly breathe! Needless to say, Robin took over the interview and went wildly funny with his genius ad-lib comedy. I hope she gets to laugh with him again now. Laughter is so important. I remember the laughs as well as the tears, and the laughs are always preferable - so laugh a lot, as often as you can, and share it with your children.

Rest in Peace Dear Robin Williams. Thank you for sharing so many memorable verses of your life with us. I’m so sorry that this earth was too cruel and torturous a place for you to remain with us. You will be missed. 


Incantation Bowl

6th-8th Century AD

Late Post Sasanian 

The text is a ‘pseudoscript’ devised by scribes to give illiterate clients the impression that they were valid incantations. Some bear close resemblance to identifiable forms of writing.

(Source: The British Museum)

I was fascinated by this so not only did I reblog this post from AncientPeoples, but I also did a bit of research and wrote a bit more about it, which you can find on my blog at Surviving the Circus of Life

My main although slightly sarcastic point was - why not let the bowl catch all negativity instead of just a “named” evil. :)

My serious point was how fascinating it is to study ancient cultures and religions, and I provided a link to more research regarding the discovery of many of these bowls.

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Writing is about living

Mordecai Richler said…
"Fundamentally, all writing is about the same thing; it’s about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration that it creates."

I say…

Fundamentally, all writing is about living, for you cannot have dying unless you are among the living.

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