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To Sir Terry Pratchett: I am deeply saddened. Mr. Pratchett's books have made me think, literally laugh out loud, cry, and recemmend him to others. He will never really die because the ripples he has cause will never die away. Rest in peace and thank you for your gifts to the world. 3/13/2015
6/5/11 Registered my 1,000th book today, C. J. Cherryh's "Cloud's Rider". *pleased grin*
Goodbye, beloved. We'll miss our funny, faithful, joyous, loving, companion. Your time with us was too brief, your passing a terrible shock. Our heartache at losing you is softened by knowing we did the right thing for you. Gema, May 22, 2003 to July 19, 2009.
"When the Creator had finished thinking, He said, "I have thought. Behold!"
He lifted His hand, and from it burst a fountain-spray of fire, a million stupendous suns, which clove the blackness and soared, away and away and away, diminishing in magnitude and intensity as they pierced the far frontiers of Space, until at last they were but as diamond nailheads sparkling under the domed vast roof of the universe.
Mark Twain, "Letters from the Earth"
"There was the sound of faint footsteps far away in the darkness. They approached, slowly and deliberately. And stopped.
"A voice said: One. One. One, two. One, two.
"Then the footsteps went back into the distance.
"After awhile, another voice said: One, two, three, four--
"And the Universe came into being.
"It was wrong to call it a big bang. That would just be noise, and all that noise could create is more noise and a cosmos full of random particles.
"Matter exploded into being, apparently as chaos, but in fact as a chord. Everything, all together, streaming out in one huge rush that contained in itself, like reverse fossils, everything that it was going to be.
"And, zigzagging through the expanding cloud, alive, that first wild music."
Terry Pratchett, "Soul Music"
"'The physicists now are all certain...that all the known processes in nature were once part of a single unified force...I believe that this force was a person who long ago tore himself into pieces because of his longing to shape his own being. That was the Fall,...the "Big Bang", the beginning of time and the material universe when the one became many - legion...evolution is this person growing back into himself...We are the Fallen Angel,...We are the Bearer of Light. We are Lucifer.'"
William Peter Blatty, "Legion"
"You can't always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes you just might find you get what you need".
The Rolling Stones