Out of the Mouths of…

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“Behind each woman rises the austere, sacred and mysterious face of Aphrodite.” – Nikos Kazantzakis

“I don’t take much from my own father, because he was a very austere, quiet, private man who would come home from work, go to his parlor and play Beethoven on his piano.” – John Mahoney

“I do believe that our modern English usage has become way too clipped and austere/ I have been reading excepts from the journals of 18th-century seafarers lately, and even the lowliest press-ganged deck-swabber turns a finer phrase than I do most days.” – Geraldine Brooks

“Well you know… I grew up in a post war Britain, where you were lucky to get anything to eat. People in America have absolutely no concept of how austere England was after the war. While you were all sort of eating butter and eggs, we were eating rabbit. That’s what there was in the butcher shop.” – Tim Curry


For Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – austere

When You Wish Upon A Star

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I take a breath and look to the sky

The stars reveal a world beyond you and I

Sometimes I wish we could just fly away

Go off into space and find a hideaway

Just the two of us in our own private world

Like a dream come true if only we could

but we must stay grounded on earth for now

and enjoy our lives as much as the law will allow


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – space

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