February 29, 2012

If I only had a heart.

Posted in Reflections tagged , , , , , at 3:07 am by chavisory

The whole time I was watching this:


Moriarty: If you don’t stop prying, I will burn you. I will burn the heart out of you.
Sherlock: I have been reliably informed that I don’t have one.


Moriarty: But we both know that’s not quite true.

…I was thinking of this:


The Tin Woodman knew very well he had no heart, and therefore he took great care never to be cruel or unkind to anything.  “You people with hearts,” he said, “have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart
, and so I must be very careful….”

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Now would you like to see something incredibly eerie…?


Wizard of Oz: As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.


Mycroft Holmes: All lives end.  All hearts are broken.  Caring is not an advantage.

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How often do the people we say have no hearts, in fact have the greatest ones?

Who are the people who tell us that they’re not worth having?

February 17, 2012

Mixed Signals

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:06 pm by chavisory

Mixed Signals

This happens in NYC in the wintertime. I’ve never understood electrics very well, but cold weather causes some kind of a circuitry malfunction in the crosswalk signs which were installed a couple years ago. (The city is gradually replacing these with newer models which won’t be vulnerable to this charming malfunction.)