Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘eat’

20110831

In aphorism, proverb on 20110831 at 14:20

People eat M&Ms for the chocolate, not for the candy coating.

‘Tis better to sing off-tune than to not sing at all.

Fear is a poison.

Be cautious, but never calloused.

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20110306

In aphorism, proverb, quote, wordcoin on 20110306 at 04:48

Despite the fury deserveth a fool, to deliver the fury maketh twice the fool.

The fool excuse error of the self with the blame of others.

Bakery not worth eating all at once is not worth eating once at all.

Defense is an offense.

Who defends with violence has accepted the invitation of violence.

To be harmonic, conform to others; to be peaceful, reform the self.

The fool lead with linear vision in a reality of parallels.

The camouflaged have only cowardice to hide.

War is warful.

Provide steps to a fool that he might rise up; stoop to that of a fool and become that fool.

The fool justify an action in the name of reaction.

20110206

In aphorism, chinese, proverb on 20110206 at 11:57

Tis better to let go than to lose. 扔不如送。

The scab that bleeds has yet to heal.

Fear bears preconceptions, breeds misunderstanding.

To only eat and sleep is more tiresome than to exercise. 光吃光睡比锻炼还要累。

20100119

In aphorism, proverb on 20100119 at 01:32

The swiftest stallion eats the greenest grass.

Free speech does not beg of the fool to speak, though it permits, for the words of the fool run weakly and will run out. May we freely speak, that the waters of wisdom may flow, freely and forever.

20081120

In aphorism, chinese, proverb on 20091120 at 17:44

剥了皮才能吃香蕉。
[Eat of a banana, only after peeling.]

20091110

In aphorism, proverb, rumination, tale on 20091111 at 01:28

In a land far away, in a time long ago, there was a man who had enough and had he not just enough, but to excess had he. His hours were long, his toils sincere, and his earnings quite dear. He ate well, he lived well, and he slept well. For this was a man with enough to spare and did he, with others share. For this, he was well regarded by his brethren, kin and neighbor, too. Even his foes kept a fond distance, for they were few and their character untrue, with only the cowardice of envy to spare. And so, the man slept well and he lived well.

It was common in those times, as in times now, for like to live by like. And so it happened that in a dwelling nearby lived a second man, well to do as he was. This man, too, had more than enough, enough even to excess. He ate well and he lived well, but he did not sleep well. Though his hours were likewise long, his toils were not sincere. The wind hums in question, how were his earnings dear? With cunning and not without conniving, this second man pondered and plotted his hours away. He left his toils to others near, that they may have reason not to stray. And stray they did not, their fear keeping them near. His foes were neither few and ever nearer they drew. Respect for this man fell away; in its place, stood only their contempt. And so, the second man, though he lived seemingly well, did not sleep so well.

It was true in those times, as in times now, that where a mountain stands tall, a valley lays nearby. And so it were that a third man lived not so far from the first and second men. But though he ate well enough, he did not live well and he did not sleep well. His toils were many and his hours even more. And whilst he would utter not such words, it was for the second man that he toiled so. Neither foe had he, nor friends with which to be. His hours filled with anger true and one part angst, and toil alone did he. And so, the third man did not sleep well, because he did not live well.

It was inevitable in those days, as in days of now, that where the sun shines upon a tree, never the land below is a golden ray to see. And so there was a fourth man, who served below all the others. Of excess and its meaning he understood not, knowing it to be a thing only that he lacked. His toil was not much, his time of rest neither more. For his hours were long and he never knew when, if, it would end. Foes he had not; for nothing did they fear nor more was there to envy dear. Friends were likewise few, too afraid of filth to stand even near. He ate not well, and by no man’s standard did he live well. But he did sleep well. With little to weigh him down and not a regret to hold him back, only the night was his friend, ever to return and always to keep him until the morn. And so, the fourth man did not live well, but he slept so very well.

With a heavy heart do we toil away what otherwise would we idle, or with light heart shall we rest when the day has met its end and bids farewell the eve.

This story of four men is but a tale of two: two ways to eat, two ways to sleep, and keeping true –there are but two ways to live.

20091026

In aphorism, proverb on 20091026 at 12:57

Eat today but for tomorrow, never a day more.

20090106

In aphorism, poetry, proverb on 20090106 at 14:20

A fool changes to become someone who he is not; the wise changes to become someone who he is.

《of cake》
Who eats not of cake but for health, is a fool.
Who eats not of cake but for fullness, is a bore.
Who eats not of cake but for lateness, is human.
Who eats not of cake but for giving, is saintly.

20081130

In aphorism, poetry, proverb on 20081130 at 16:01

One kind of fool eats a green apple today, unwilling to wait for the ripened tomorrow; another kind of fool waits for the ripened apple tomorrow, but goes hungry today.

《the light》
And the light of the midday
sun shone so brightly that even
the smallest shadow sought shelter
and was nowhere to be found.