"The roads of life are strewn with the wreckage of run-down and half-finished loves."
--Ralph W Sockman, Senior Minister Emeritus, Christ Church, Methodist, NYC

"It will make you feel young again" --The New Yorker
  < may 2004 >
If April Showers Bring May Flowers, what do May Flowers bring? Pilgrims!

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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!
--Kirk, Blender-Keeper     

All That - Hugo Williams
Somewhat unusual in how it expresses the view of the one doing the dumping, not the one being dumped.

Window - Chances
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.

Darling - Kaylee Wilson, imaswimrok
The haunting refrain "Go on broken. Forgetting or not." really lingers...

You can't hide - Kaylee Wilson
Submitted by imaswimrok.

Cell Phone - angieubaldo
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? - libs0813
"i'm feeling nostalgic, angry and hyped" -- join the club! Great prose piece.

Dinner - jwb71913
Fun with dog latin!

A Heart Unworthy of the White Dress - ThoughtFull
A negative view of a wedding day.

Neon - coujeaux
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."

Untitled - Akash
I just loved the literal implications of "anxious that you might actually do it"...

Granted - Misti
Misti really knows how to use cultural relics to evoke a specific period of time.

with us.... - RennieLorca
"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

On divorce - from "Under the Tuscan Sun", Submitted by aparajita

On the roads of life - Ralph W. Sockman, Submitted by CordovaGirl

On Americans - 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
207 more heartsongs sent to the Blender last month.

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