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I was really excited to find the original source for Rhett Butler’s farwell off-to-the-wars speech to Scarlett at the Gone with the Wind Scrapbook Blog

“‘I could not love thee, Dear, so much, loved I not Honour more.’ That’s a pat speech, isn’t it? Certainly better than anything I can think up myself, at the present moment. For I do love you, Scarlett, in spite of what I said that night on the porch last month.”
Gone with the Wind, Chapter XXIII
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Original source:
Tell me not, Sweet, I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breasts, and quiet mind,
To war and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
The first foe in the field;
And with a stronger faith embrace
A sword, a horse, a shield.

Yet this inconstancy is such,
As you too shall adore;
I could not love thee, Dear, so much,
Loved I not honour more.

       –To Lucasta, Going to the Wars

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Ernest Hemingway claimed the most essential talent for a good writer was simply a “built-in, shockproof shit detector.”

“Great authorship is all about truth. To write the stories of our lives as honestly as possible, we must thoroughly reject crap. This is especially useful when cruelty masquerades as kindness. Some of the most merciless behavior ever perpetrated looks very nice. The sweeter a lie sounds, the meaner it really is”

“Honey, people are whispering about your weight.” “Stop talking back, or you’ll lose that husband of yours.” “Oh, sweetheart, that’s way too big a dream for you.” Statements like these may be well-intentioned feedback—or spite. The difference is that honesty, even the tough stuff, makes you feel clearer and stronger, while meanness leaves you mired in shame, despair, and frailty.

Excerpts from – Why mean people are mean
Didn’t read anything truer!

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Isn't my husky the best?

Isn’t my husky the best?

Life has been a roller-coaster ride over the last one and a half years and my shock absorbers are yet to re-function properly.  One of the things that upset me was my blog getting hacked. But luckily the super-efficient people at wordpress have been able to restore my blog to me – after I filed a police complaint. It took them a week, but man were they efficient. So here we are back in the world of blogging!

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