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WITandWISDOM(tm) - February 5, 2001
Three things are fundamental to an understanding of mourning. First, each loss launches us on an inescapable course through grief. Second, each loss revives all past losses. Third, each loss, if fully mourned, can be a vehicle for growth and regeneration. - Vamik D Volkan, MD
Source: Peter's Pearls, www.peterspearls.com.au
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
I'd like to buy $3.00 worth of God please, not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I don't want enough of him to make me love a man of another race or pick beets with a migrant. I want ecstacy not transformation; I want the warmth of the womb, not the new birth. I want a pound of the Eternal in a paper sack. I would like to buy $3 worth of God please.
Wilbur Rees, "$3.00 Worth of God," Improving Your Serve by Charles R. Swindol (Waco, Tx: Word Books Inc., 1981) p. 29.
Submitted by Walt Groff
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
DEEP QUESTIONS ABOUT LIFE?
Part 2 of 6 [2001: 1-15, 2-5, 2-26, 3-16, 4-6, 4-26]
Are there Seeing Eye humans for blind dogs?
If knees were backward, what would chairs look like?
If an orange is orange, why isn't a lime called a green or a lemon called a yellow?
Why does your nose run & your feet smell?
How much deeper would the ocean be if there were no sponges in it?
Did Washington flash a quarter when asked for ID?
Why isn't phonetic spelled the way it sounds?
Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii?
Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?
Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?
Have you ever imagined a world with no hypothetical situations?
How does the guy who drives the snowplow get to work in the mornings?
Submitted by Jackson Girl, Joshua, Cyn MacGregor, Wendell Calkins, Les Pourciau, John Stone
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A man who had been dating a woman for a number of years, took her to a Chinese restaurant one evening. As they were preparing their orders, the young man asked his date how she liked her rice - steamed or fried. Looking deeply into his eyes the woman replied coyly, "Thrown."
From: Farm Bureau Magazine
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What's the oldest known Egyptian papyrus?
It has been called "the oldest book in the world." The Prisse Papyrus, written before 2000 BC, is the oldest papyrus document ever discovered. It contains portions of two even older works, one of which is from the third dynasty (3800 BC).
The Prisse Papyrus is named after Prisse d'Avennes, the French Egyptologist who discovered it. It is a copy of a work written by Ptah-Hotep, Grand Vizier under the Pharaoh Isesi, who titled it "The Instructions of Ptah-Hotep." It appears to be a book of advice for young Egyptian men.
Ptahhotep encouraged honesty, gentleness, and directness. He offered advice for dealing with supervisors ("Let thy mind be deep and thy speech scanty") and wives ("Be silent, for it is a better gift than flowers"). His work influenced later writings for thousands of years.
"The Instructions of Ptah-Hotep" (two different translations):
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