Legally bound to a job you don’t like: a black curtain falls in front of you.
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The description of the local school in this page is quite terrifying.
Dickens writes that there is a life chain that bounds us that is made of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers. Extraordinary moments in our lives, whether good or bad, add links to that chain.
“The great unwashed”, “the plebeians” or “plebs”, “the rabble”, “riff-raff”, “the herd”, “the proles”, “peons”. Who wants to be part of that? Fine prints available at http://www.HavishamHour.com. Copyright © 2013 by Julio Panisello
The “Pinocchio-syndrome” appears on people who suffer from gelotophobia (fear of being laughed at). When these people perceived they are being ridiculed they stiff up and begin moving awkwardly, with wooden-like movements that resemble those of wooden puppets Fine prints available at http://www.HavishamHour.com. Copyright © 2013 by Julio Panisello
Marie Antoinette did not say “let them eat cake” when she heard that the French peasantry were starving due to a shortage of bread. Philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau coined the expression himself and he did not use the exact words but actually Qu’ils mangent de la brioche (“Let them eat brioche”).
Why do we love gossip so much? Is it an instinct? In fact, it is. Gossip has been researched in terms of its evolutionary psychology origins: a means by which people can monitor cooperative reputations and so maintain widespread indirect reciprocity.
“If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.” ― George Orwell, 1984
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
A mug of tea and a sack of peas, and then off to Miss Havisham’s for the first time! I’m savoring this.
It feels as if this page synchronized with our own daily reality. Our dreams today will shift, skid, move, and change right before our very eyes. All as it is meant to be.
Being soaped, kneaded, toweled, thumped, harrowed, and rasped with water-butt. I had to check what water-butt means: a butt (large barrel like container) set on end to contain water especially to store rainwater. PHEW!