(After meeting her birth mother after more than 40 years) We exchange bunches of orchids, laughing at the coincidence of the flowers. A little unnerving: I wonder if that choice has anything to do with genetics. ... I want to take mine home and look after them so that they live for days. I might spray the leaves, and make sure they sit in an easterly window, and keep them out of the direct sun.
If the reader were so rash as to purchase any of Bela Bartok's compositions, he would find that they each and all consist of unmeaning bunches of notes, apparently representing the composer promenading the keyboard in his boots. Some can be played better with the elbows, others with the flat of the hand. None require fingers to perform or ears to listen too.
It is so easy to demonize free-market and the freedom to outsource and offshore because it is so much easier to see people being laid off in big bunches, which makes headlines, than to see them being hired in fives and tens by small and medium-sized companies, which rarely makes news.
Thomas L. Friedman
But before he went loopy he was the life and soul of the party," said Fred. "He used to down an entire bottle of firewhiskey, then run onto the dance floor, hoist up his robes, and start pulling bunches of flowers out of his--" Yes, he sounds like a real charmer," said Hermione, while Harry roared with laughter. Never married, for some reason," said Ron.
J. K. Rowling
But before he went loopy he was the life and soul of the party, " said Fred. "He used to down an entire bottle of firewhiskey, then run onto the dance floor, hoist up his robes, and start pulling bunches of flowers out of his-" Yes, he sounds like a real charmer, " said Hermione, while Harry roared with laughter. Never married, for some reason, " said Ron.
Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words 'for ever.' But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don't like doing it.
London life was very full and exciting [...] But in London there would be no greenhouse with a glossy tank, and no apple-room, and no potting-shed, earthy and warm, with bunches of poppy heads hanging from the ceiling, and sunflower seeds in a wooden box, and bulbs in thick paper bags, and hanks of tarred string, and lavender drying on a tea-tray.
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Her flesh was powdery and voluptuously weary, as if tenderized by all the different beds and arms in which she had lain. Her face was as soft as the pulpy flash of an overripe banana, her breasts like two tiny bunches of grapes. She exuded a certain seedy charm, a poetry of premature corruption and decay. She breathed the air as if it burned her palate, baking her small, hot, whorish mouth. It was as if she were sucking a sweet or slurping champagne.
somewhere along the dust-chocked Guatemalan road between... and... was where I confirmed that I preferred traveling around the slow, bone-rattling way: by bus, with ordinary people. The bus we were riding in had been repainted in bright reds. The inside was colorful too: the seats had springs popping out of the upholstery, and the floor was caked with dirt and garbage. Chickens, some tied in bunches and others wandering loose, squawked noisily. Bouncing along a road to a place I had never been, and would never go back to, suddenly felt exciting, liberating even
Yes, sir, but the Librarian likes bananas, sir." "Very nourishin' fruit, Mr Stibbons." "Yes, sir. Although, funnily enough it's not actually a fruit, sir." "Really?" "Yes, sir. Botanically, it's a type of fish, sir. According to my theory it's cladistically associated with the Krullian pipefish, sir, which of course is also yellow and goes around in bunches or shoals." "And lives in trees?" "Well, not usually, sir. The banana is obviously exploiting a new niche." "Good heavens, really? It's a funny thing, but I've never much liked bananas and I've always been a bit suspicious of fish, too. That'd explain it.
Is it not late? A late time to be living? Are not our generations the crucial ones? For we have changed the world. Are not our heightened times the important ones? For we have nuclear bombs. Are we not especially significant because our century is? - our century and its unique Holocaust, its refugee populations, its serial totalitarian exterminations; our century and its antibiotics, silicon chips, men on the moon, and spliced genes? No, we are not and it is not. These times of ours are ordinary times, a slice of life like any other. Who can bear to hear this, or who will consider it?... Take away the bomb threat and what are we? Ordinary beads on a never-ending string. Our time is a routine twist of an improbable yarn... There must be something heroic about our time, something that lifts it above all those other times. Plague? Funny weather? Dire things are happening... Why are we watching the news, reading the news, keeping up with the news? Only to enforce our fancy - probably a necessary lie - that these are crucial times, and we are in on them. Newly revealed, and we are in the know: crazy people, bunches of them. New diseases, shifts in power, floods! Can the news from dynastic Egypt have been any different?
CHECK IT, NOW PAPER MAKE A PLANE & PAPER MAKE IT RAIN BUT HOW FLY IS PAPER PLANE IN THE RAIN? I'M FLY PAPER ON THE BRAIN THIS AND TWO-PLY PAPER JUST AIN'T THE SAME I DO DO IT FOR THE BOTTOM IN THE AIR IS WHERE I STOP EM I THREW WORDS LIKE 2 BIRDS, THAT'S BATMAN AND ROBIN TO ANSWER ALL YOUR HUNCHES THAT'S JUST HOW I THROW MY PUNCHES WE MUST SOMEHOW BECOME A FAMILY THAT'S WHY I THROW 'EM IN BUNCHES MUSHROOM CLOUDS OR ON THE FLO' WITH THE FUNGUS IF YOU LOOK EM UP AND DOWN FROM THE FOOT TO WHERE HE PUT HIS CROWN THE SLOW PAN TO UNDERSTAND IS SHAQ ON THE SHOULDERS OF YAO OVER AND OVER FOR MILES PEACE OF PAPER, CUP OF JAYZUS MADE A MOVIE THANK GOD ON FRIDAY, THEN BUY A RUBY ON TUESDAY A COUPLE BEATS FROM JAY, A COUPLE BEATS FROM YE & MAKE FOOD FOR THOUGHT, THAT'S A RESTAURANT IN A DAY! IT WOULD BEHOOVE THEE THE CRITICS SAY THAT I FELL OFF I ACKNOWLEDGE I SLIPPED BUT WHAT DO YOU CALL FALLING FROM SPACE INTO A BOTTOMLESS PIT? AND NOT PIT LIKE HOW LUI KANG CAN KNOCK BARAKA OFF WITH A HIT KNOCK IT OFF FOR A BIT WHAT WOULD BE REALLY FUNNY IF I BLEW UP AFTER DRIZZY AND STARTED FROM THE BOTTOMLESS BACK TO THE TOPLESS LIKE A WATCHER OF STRIPS PEACE OF PAPER, CUP OF JAYZUS PEACE OF PAPER, CUP OF JAYZUS, BOUT IT, BOUT IT DON'T LET YA INNER FEARS RESULT IN A OUTER COWARD FROM BABY SHOWERS TO 80 FLOWERS UPON MY COFFIN ROOF THE UPPER CLASS GLASS IS NOT FILLED UP WITH THE COUGHING PROOF BE MORE P AND STEP YA YESSIRS UP P-O-P! JAYZUS A CUP OF COURAGE, I CAN'T CAN'T THATS DOUBLE NEGATIVE IT'S 2 EARLS THEY REALLY NICE BUT THEY'LL NEVER TOUCH THE CUP ITS LIKE I GAVE IT TO TWO GIRLS THIS MY ODD FUTURE OUT IN FRONT SUPREME SHOP FLY AS RICK ROSS AT A WING STOP THOUGHT KICK PUSH WAS ABOUT DRUGS IT'S NOT BUT JUST TO BE SUPER SURE BUT FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE IT MIGHT SEEM LIKE SUPREME OUT IN FRONT OF ODD FUTURE STORE SO THAT SKATERS AND SKIERS NOSE GRINDERS AND GRINDING UP NOSE POWDERS WITH ETHER NOT AN EARL DISS EITHER BUT HE MIGHT THINK IT BE AND BE LIKE "LU'S NEW SHOULD BE MR.PURE 2POSITIVE SHAKUR AND 2 BE SURE HE'S NOT THAT REALLY NICE, THAT 2 GIRLS AND CUP LINE SUCKED IT REALLY MEANS HE GAVE HIMSELF A CUP TWICE" YOU JUST WITNESSED A DOUBLE, A PROBABLE ODD FUTURE DISS IN THE FUTURE AND ME GHOSTWRITING MY OWN REBUTTALS YOU CAN'T DO THAT WITH A SINGLE CUP YOU GONE NEED A COUPLE, AGAIN YOU GOT A DOUBLE GOT MY SHOT ON THE ROCKS, BUT DON'T STOP, KEEP POURING TIL IT'S A PUDDLE PEACE OF PAPER, PEACE OF PAPER CUP OF JAYZUS WHAT'S THE DRIVE? GREATEST RAPPER ALIVE OR GREATEST RAPPER THAT DIED? THEN ON JUDGEMENT DAY THEY SAY THE GREATEST RAPPER'S REVIVED OH LOOK WHO'S HERE THE GREATEST RAPPER'S ARRIVED!! AT THE BIRTHDAY PARTY THE GREATEST RAPPER SURPRISED!!! BUMPED INTO DOOM THE GREATEST RAPPERS COLLIDE EVERYBODY DEAD BUT AZ THE GREATEST RAPPER SURVIVED I'M NOT THE GREATEST RAPPER... THE GREATEST RAPPERS' A LIE GOT THE SAME POINTS AS LUX THE GREATEST RAPPERS A TIE TOLD JEAN, FOXY, & RAH THE GREATEST RAPPER'S A GIRL THEY SAID THE GREATEST RAPPER'S A GUY PHONE RANG IT WAS GHOST HE SAID "KISS THE GREATEST RAPPER... GOODBYE!" CHRIS SAID COMMON, COMMON SAID KWELI, TALIB SAID I'M SURE IT'S MOS DEFINITELY!! PEACE OF PAPER CUP OF JAYZUS SMACK MIGHT HAVE THE GREATEST BUT NOW I'M JUST PLAYING FAVORITES PLAYING FLAVORED TO BE REMINISCENT OF MILES ON SMACK PLAYING FADED PEACE OF.... THESE NIGGAS IS NICE KNEES LIKE THESE NIGGAS AIGHT SHINS LIKE LISTEN TO THEM, ANKLES LIKE SHINS MAKING SENSE FEET LIKE WHY YOU RUNNING BEHIND THESE NIGGAS THEY STILL TRYING TO STEP INSIDE YA PRINTS BEAR TRAP RAP DON'T STEP INSIDE THE CLINCH WHERE DA AT? DON'T JEOPARDIZE A BETTER STRIDE FOR LIMPS I EXERCISE AT LENGTH SO ELECTRIFY THE FENCE LET ME INSIDE THE DANGER ROOM ON LEVEL 5 WITH THE WEAPONIZED DEFENSE WITH AN EXTRA SIDE OF THE NEXT GUY'S PETTY EXERCISE ATTEMPTS THE GHOST OF MY CAREER, BETTER THAN MOST OF WHAT THEY REVERE I TAKE MY TARGETS AND THROW THEM BACK ON MY SPEAR I'M OUTTA HERE SHAKA ZULU