Friday, October 30, 2015

[Yasmin_discussions] þakka þér svo mikið, elskan

Dear John,

Basically, everyone on a list like this is trying to survive in the multiple contexts (and contests) of systems that aren't really suited to what we seek.

Suitably edited, Egil Skalagrimsson speaks across the centuries:

"Unless I offer
The praise I owe
A fraud and a failure
I'll seem to my friend;

What most men know
I mention first,
Everyday words
To all men's ears;

So I rise up early
To erect my rhyme,
My tongue toils,
A servant at his task

I pile the praise-stones,
The poem rises,
My labor is not lost:
long may these words live!"

The Beatles reply:

"And when I awoke I was alone
This bird had flown
So I lit a fire
Isn't it good … Old Norse wood?"

Please bear in mind that Egil's grandfather was a werewolf.

Ken Friedman

> On 2015Oct29, at 13:22, John Hopkins <> wrote:
> þakka þér svo mikið, elskan

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