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Hinnaline


dcmarti1

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With no one to impress, the bottles
of moscato and sangria are all
that can be stomached or afforded.

With no one to impress, the gin
is little better than the vodka,
both just one shelf above bathtub swill.

With no one to impress, burgundy curtains
hide as much from the out as from the in,
the one-cup coffee maker shielded.

With no one to impress, the books
are templed as if they were hieroglyphs,
showing glory in their sight and sound.

(Hinnaline is Estonian for “precious”.)

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As always, juris, thanks. I did think it was best to omit the hookah (haha -- kidding).

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Yes, a very nice reflection, Marti. Like staying in for a couple of weekends (perhaps not by choice).

 

Tony

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This says to me that living alone requires a self-discipline that few people are comfortable with; but the compensations are aptly "precious" and you can indulge the old mantra that, "you can't please everyone... so please your self!" G. :smile:

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Frank E Gibbard

Satisfying chez moi scenario, at home all round and comfortable in its your skin I presume. Really nice as said Marti. Egypt reference appreciated.

Frank

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Egypt reference appreciated.

Frank

 

I always liked Egyptian art, but THIS book brought Egypt into a whole new light: Moses the Egyptian by Jan Assmann. He is a German professor of Egyptology. Fascinating read!

 

Oh, thank you, and glad you enjoyed. Rest assured I get no kick-backs from plugging that book, haha.

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This says to me that living alone requires a self-discipline that few people are comfortable with; but the compensations are aptly "precious" and you can indulge the old mantra that, "you can't please everyone... so please your self!" G. :smile:

 

Not sure if it's discipline or, and I do not mean to sound depressing, resignation. I have seen many friends and family STAY in gloomy relationships that, perhaps, should have ended long ago.

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