If April Showers Bring May Flowers, what do May Flowers bring? Pilgrims!
And April here in Boston had plenty of showers here for you
your ever-faithful Blender-Keeper, literal and otherwise. The otherwise
including a day in divorce court...
but he is picking up the pieces of his broken heart
and stickin' 'em together with crazy glue.
Another great month of Front Page Picks, ending with a biggish selection of Quotes and Excerpts. Plus, this month there's a review of a beautiful short work of Anime, Voices of a Distant Star.
As always, Read and Enjoy!
- Hugo Williams
Somewhat unusual in how it expresses the view of the one doing the
dumping, not the one being dumped.
Tiny sill...err, still life.
Where the mind meets the heart
- j. knipp
I don't agree with the thrust of this mini-essay--I think the further you get from rationality, the closer you get to "random guessing"--but it's well-put.
- Kaylee Wilson, imaswimrok
The haunting refrain "Go on broken. Forgetting or not." really lingers...
You can't hide
- Kaylee Wilson
Submitted by imaswimrok.
A well-expressed hatred of cellphones, but I dunno--I think back to
(pre-cellphone) days when I was the one priveleged to be there in her
presence and the other was just a disembodied voice on the phone, unaware
of my privelege of half the conversation...eh, maybe it doesn't make up for
it after all. It's a matter of attention.
so what's the craziest thing you've done lately?
"i'm feeling nostalgic, angry and hyped" -- join the club! Great prose piece.
Fun with dog latin!
A Heart Unworthy of the White Dress
A negative view of a wedding day.
More of coujeaux's long but beautiful lines.
April is the Cruelest Month
- In Vino
A broken desert of a romance.
it was good to see you again
- silly gurl
Like Homer said: "Alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
I just loved the literal implications of "anxious that you might actually do it"...
Misti really knows how to use cultural relics to evoke a specific period of time.
"too late" was the author's comment, and I'm not going to add any more to it. Except for that last remark. And that one. And that one and this one.
Quotes and Excerpts
The world's not such a bad place
- from "Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss", Submitted by Lolly Gaggin
- from "Under the Tuscan Sun", Submitted by aparajita
On the roads of life
- Ralph W. Sockman, Submitted by CordovaGirl
- Morton Hunt, Submitted by CordovaGirl.
from "The Great Gatsby"
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
A quote from the famous novel. It's the way nostalgia for years ago can linger...sometimes even when having to peak around romances that happened in the interim.
Blender Video Review
Makoto Shinkai's lovely
Voices of a Distant Star
Heart on Sleeve Corner
more heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.
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