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Stone tape theory: the theory that emotional moments can be "recorded" by rocks, stones, and even man-made structures.
"Yeah? Well, you're not from Chicago." -- Eliot Ness, "The Untouchables"
"Oh, that red hair of hers is no lie." Michaleen Flynn, from "The Quiet Man"
How many times has a person pulled us in...never knowing if it is a planet, a star, or a black hole?
"It's none of their business you had to learn how to write. Let them think you were born that way." (Ernest Hemingway)
"In the desert I make a way, in the wasteland..." Isaiah 43:19
The future looks a little cloudy...
Here, kitty, kitty, kitty...
She tells him their strategy: they will feign an amorous mood and walk down to a patch of shrubbery on the riverbank.
A French cafe' under siege! Is nothing sacred?
Certainly, this couldn’t be one of the dogs she was promising to kill.