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18 August 2008 @ 09:12 am
Tao of the Day  
A moving door hinge never corrodes.
Flowing water never grows stagnant.
- Deng Ming-Dao.

"Never stop moving. I've been walking this trail everyday for 50 years. My widowed friends sat down to play bridge, and now I'm the only one who's still alive." - Kay Raab

"When Creator made the Earth, he set it spinning 1,000 miles an hour. Ever wonder why? Because if he didn't, we'd all fall off. It's good to keep dancing." - Old Native Man, Expiration Date
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bitterfun on August 18th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
Whenever life gets you down Mrs. Brown,
And things seem hard or tough,
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft
And you feel that you've had quite enough...

Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving
And revolving at nine hundred miles an hour,
That's orbiting at nineteen miles a second, so it's reckoned,
A sun that is the source of all our power.
The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at forty thousand miles an hour,
Of the galaxy we call the 'Milky Way'.

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars.
It's a hundred thousand light years side to side.
It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand light years thick,
But out by us it's just three thousand light years wide.
We're thirty thousand light years from galactic central point.
We go round every two hundred million years,
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
In all of the directions it can whizz
As fast as it can go, the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.