Wednesday, March 4, 2015


…The moon was full last night, radiant and glowing like an ochre jawbreaker. 
I hope you got to see it.

……Random songs I’ve had stuck in my head the last few days are:
”Gone,” Kenny Chesney
“Dream Catch Me,” Newton Faulkner
“Royals,” Lourde
“Hurt,” Johnny Cash
“You Got What I Need,” Freddie Scott
“Love The Way You Lie,“ Eminem
“Diary,” David Gates
“Precious and Few,” Climax
“Jolene,” Dolly Parton
“Champagne Supernova,” Oasis
“Paradise City,” Guns and Roses

…Facts about wealthy China I just learned:

-Last year there were 1.75 billion bottles of red (just red) wine sold there, an increase of 175% since 2009.

-1,016 Rolls-Royce’s were sold in the country, tops in the world.  (The base price for a Phantom Rolls is $11,000,000).

-There are currently 70 Gucci stores in China compared with 13 in Italy, home of Gucci.

-There are 51 Louis Vuitton stores in China, compared with 19 in France, home of Louis Vuitton.

-33% of the world’s luxury purchases are made by China’s wealthiest 2%.

-There are 371 private planes owned in China.  That number is expected to rise to 2,420 by 2030.

-There ae 3.000 yachts in China and it is expected there will be 38,000 in five more yeats.

Let’s move to China.

…Here are some things I like on a cloudless Wednesday:

 “Sometimes reading about someone’s awful life can make you feel great about yours.” Isabella Biedneharn

 “ Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.”  Horace (65-8 BC) Roman Poet

"Your memory has a mind of its own.  Let it go to work.  Pay attention." John Dufresne

"It is a privilege to prepare the place where someone else will sleep." Elizabeth Jolley

“If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it.” Jonathan Winters

When times are good, you appreciate them, and when times are bad, you know they don’t need to last forever. Instead of sitting there wallowing in it, you get on with it.” Michael Dobbs

"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." Aldous Huxley

"What is the use of running when we are on the wrong road?" German Proverb

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