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what do you mean i lost my mind?

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There are times when somehow the spirit opens up to the awe and mystery of the universe. Afterward dailiness returns; but those minutes or hours live on, not only as memories. They become a part of life itself, giving it much of its meaning and even its direction.

They have come to me when I have been camped out under skies wholly clear and dark, more full of stars than of night. Once it happened when I held a primitive hand ax, a piece of flint chipped int shape in the Middle Acheulean period, perhaps a hundred thousand years ago, by a hunter — Homo erectus, not yet Neanderthal — and saw a tiny fossil embedded in it, left by a mollusc in a sea that drained and dried away perhaps a hundred million years ago. And others — but surely you too have had your moments.

— Poul Anderson, Going For Infinity, introduction to “The Saturn Game”

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Written by [IMH]

3 July 2007 at 12:01 am

Posted in Quotes

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  1. Hello Ian, Chess Piece Face here. I was thinking about you so I thought I’d Google ya.

    How are you doing, man?

    — Pat

    Pat McComb

    12 July 2007 at 2:52 pm

  2. Hello Ian, Chess Piece Face here. I was thinking about you so I thought I’d Google ya.

    How are you doing, man?

    — Pat

    Pat McComb

    12 July 2007 at 2:52 pm

  3. Hi,Ian:
    Do you still remeber me.I am Michelle,a friend in the summer vacation in Shanghai.Yes,it is ACB in Nantong.It have been years since we first met in Nantong .I enjoyed days in Shanghai with you.How are you these days?
    I will be a freshstudent in university in Germany in September.I really miss you ,HAHA!

    Michelle

    14 July 2007 at 7:13 pm

  4. Hi,Ian:
    Do you still remeber me.I am Michelle,a friend in the summer vacation in Shanghai.Yes,it is ACB in Nantong.It have been years since we first met in Nantong .I enjoyed days in Shanghai with you.How are you these days?
    I will be a freshstudent in university in Germany in September.I really miss you ,HAHA!

    Michelle

    14 July 2007 at 7:13 pm

  5. Dear Ian:
    DO you still remember me ?I am a friend in Shanghai .It was the ACB in Nantong that let we meet in the summer vacation years ago.

    Michelle

    14 July 2007 at 7:18 pm

  6. Did you get kidnapped by Chinese gangsters again?

    Jason

    16 August 2007 at 7:25 am

  7. Ian is just busy. He’s safe and sound, and very much loved. 🙂

    Herself

    16 August 2007 at 12:19 pm

  8. Good. I thought for a moment we were going to have to send out the search parties. Again.

    Kevin Baker

    17 August 2007 at 6:38 pm

  9. Good. I thought for a moment we were going to have to send out the search parties. Again.

    Kevin Baker

    17 August 2007 at 6:38 pm


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