May 23, 1942, Thomas R. Turner   Leave a comment

Brother Tom would have been 73 today — he is missed and always will be.

“Only that which does not teach,
which does not cry out,
which does not persuade,
which does not condescend,
which does not explain,
is irresistible.”
— W. B. Yeats

Becoming is Superior to Being


Okay, so I forgot his birthday! Brother Tom is older, but he hasn’t caught up with me yet, although he keeps trying. Here are a few things we both have shared over the years.

“…High Among Beaks and Palavers of Vultures
He Celebrates and Spurns His Driftwood
SIXTY-SEVENTH Wind Turned Age…”
–Dylan Thomas
“Have you not done tormenting me with accursed time!
It’s abominable! When! When!
One day, is that enough for you,
one day he went dumb,
one day I went blind,
one day we’ll go deaf,
one day we were born,
one day we shall die, the same day.
The same second, is that not enough for you?
They give birth astride a grave,
the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.”
— from “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett

“You have outlived Shakespeare by sixteen years!

Yikes! …just keep moving and don’t look over your…

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Posted May 23, 2015 by kenneturner in Information

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