I FLED Him, down the nights and down the days;
I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind; and in the mist of tears
I hid from Him, and under running laughter.
Up vistaed hopes I sped;
And shot, precipitated,
Adown Titanic glooms of chasmèd fears,
From those strong Feet that followed, followed after.
But with unhurrying chase,
And unperturbèd pace,
Deliberate speed, majestic instancy,
They beat—and a Voice beat
More instant than the Feet—
‘All things betray thee, who betrayest Me.’
Read the whole thing here.
Hear it read by Richard Burton here.
“I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
…Joltin’ Joe has left and gone away.
Perhaps the greatest baseball player ever, the Yankee Clipper would have been 100 years old today.
Budweiser Brewing will not be using its iconic Clydesdales in its holiday advertising this year.
I couldn’t care less about the beer, but I will miss those magnificent horses.
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
—George Bernard Shaw
There comes a time, a time in everyones life
Where nothin’ seems to go your way
Where nothing seems to turn out right
There may come a time, you just can’t seem to find your place
For every door you open, seems like you get two slammed in your face
That’s when you need someone, someone that you can call.
And when all your faith is gone
Feels like you can’t go on
Let it be me
…but I have to post Odell Beckham Jr.’s one-handed grab of Eli Manning’s pass against Dallas today.
By Leonard Cohen. The tango scene with Al Pacino and Gabrielle Anwar, from The Scent of a Woman.
This timelapse video shows the daily rotation of planet Earth in 4K resolution using images taken from a Russian weather satellite.
A neat image of Jupiter’s most interesting moon.