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August 08, 2016

Monday Overnight Open Thread [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

Old Man River & Other Bodies of Water Edition


“Have you also learned that secret from the river; that there is no such thing as time?" That the river is everywhere at the same time, at the source and at the mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the current, in the ocean and in the mountains, everywhere and that the present only exists for it, not the shadow of the past nor the shadow of the future.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha



No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
Heraclitus



To ancient Chinese fancy, the Milky Way was a luminous river, - the River of Heaven, - the Silver Stream.
Lafcadio Hearn



“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.”
Emma Smith


“…how it would be nice if, for every sea waiting for us, there would be a river, for us.
And someone -a father, a lover, someone- able to take us by the hand and find that river -imagine it, invent it- and put us on its stream, with the lightness of one only word, goodbye. This, really, would be wonderful. It would be sweet, life, every life. And things wouldn’t hurt, but they would get near taken by stream, one could first shave and then touch them and only finally be touched. Be wounded, also. Die because of them. Doesn’t matter. But everything would be, finally, human. It would be enough someone’s fancy -a father, a lover, someone- could invent a way, here in the middle of the silence, in this land which don’t wanna talk. Clement way, and beautiful.
A way from here to the sea.”
Alessandro Baricco, Ocean Sea



“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.”
Laura Gilpin



“A good river is nature's life work in song.”
Mark Helprin



Water slides are suppose to be cooling and fun. Child dies riding tallest water slide in the world.

Speaking of water. The ONT STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that you do not try this with your significant other.


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by water and music. If you aren't mellow now, try this.



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