The Anguished Repose blog is going on a brief hiatus…Going to Chicago!

Hello, gif fans…

Just a heads-up, the Anguished Repose blog will be going a brief hiatus. My nephew will be graduating Navy Boot Camp next week, in Chicago.

It’s a wonderful time – Cannot wait to see him!

As a result, I will be away from my computer, and this blog, for about two weeks. I am looking at this trip, like a long, overdue vacation and I am more excited about it than you can imagine.

This blog will return with its regularly scheduled program, with all its gif glory, on the 13th of October.

I look forward to seeing you all then…

But until then?

Football player scores goal bouncing off referee's head

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Keep gif’ing, folks…

But, always, gif safely.

Well…

As safely as possible.

See you October 13th!

some infinities

Love: Some infinities are bigger than others!

“Only in the eyes of love you can find infinity.”
Sorin Cerin, Wisdom Collection: The Book of Wisdom

some infinities

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“And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

the rain to the wind

I miss the beauty of storms… Praying for rain!

“…I don’t just wish you rain, Beloved – I wish you the beauty of storms…”
― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

the rain to the wind

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“I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is pressed
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.”
― Joyce Kilmer, Trees & Other Poems

This calls

This “sound of violence” is a very special blend!

“To paraphrase several sages: Nobody can think and hit someone at the same time.”
― Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

This calls

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“If someone puts their hands on you make sure they never put their hands on anybody else again.”
― Malcolm X

you can be young

You can be young without money… But, pffft, that’s no fun at all!

“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
― Oscar Wilde

you can be young

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“I think the key indicator for wealth is not good grades, work ethic, or IQ. I believe it’s relationships. Ask yourself two questions: How many people do I know, and how much ransom money could I get for each one?”
― Jarod Kintz

pretty is as pretty does

Who cares about pretty? Pretty is as pretty does.

“Who cares about pretty? I’m going for noticeable.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent

pretty is as pretty does

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“Better to be strong than pretty and useless.”
― Lilith Saintcrow, Strange Angels

lightning doesn't thunder twice

Let that be a lesson in love of where thunder goes when it dies!

“What color is lightning? Where does thunder goes when it dies?”
― Ray Bradbury, Something Wicked This Way Comes

lightning doesn't thunder twice

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“…just for one moment, his sob roaring impotent like a clap of thunder unaccompanied by lightning, the terrible ferocity that amateurs in the field of suffering might mistake for weakness.”
John Green

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sometimes even to live is an act

When we suffer, we survive… in our own way.

“Temper us in fire, and we grow stronger. When we suffer, we survive.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Heavenly Fire

sometimes even to live is an act

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“We each survive in our own way.”
― Sarah J. Maas

how can you rise

You crash and burn, but soon you will… RISE!

“Love burns. Whiskey burns. George Burns. What do all three have in common? They’re all dead to me.”
― Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

how can you rise

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“Love will wreck your heart like a derailed train. So choo-choose your partner wisely.”
― Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

no meds

Happiness is when what you think, what you say…it cures you!

“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
― Abraham Lincoln

no meds

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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

I lived to be forgotten

Remember how to live!

“We want ecstasy as a way of life, not a liver-poisoning alcoholiday from it.”
― CrimethInc., Anarchy and Alcohol

I lived to be forgotten

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“When you quit drinking you stop waiting.”
― Caroline Knapp, Drinking: A Love Story

The big fire

The big fire… Has its sparks!

“But there was something about you that made me think of sparks and motion.”
― David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary

The big fire

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“…dark embers smolder inside me – one touch and they flare – who would have thought memory combustible, or near you bright sparks appear?…”
― John Geddes, A Familiar Rain

I love you II

I love you… Just the way you are!

“There is nothing you need to do or say. Love is a gift, one I knew little about before you, and like any other gift, all you have to do is accept it. It doesn’t need to be returned.”
― Kelly Moran, All of Me

I love you II

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“I love you,and I will love you until I die,and if there’s a life after that,I’ll love you then.”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

I ain't trippin now

Time to pull out the black Cadillac!

I gave you a brand new Ford, but you said I want a cadillac. I bought you a ten dollar dinner, and you said thanks for the snack. I let you live in my penthouse, you said it just a shack.
~ BB King

I ain't trippin now

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We are all insects crawling across on the shiny hood of a cadillac.
~ Tom Waits

holding on

Let go of the sickness inside…I’m dead and gone!

“Sometimes dead is better”
― Stephen King, Pet Sematary

holding on

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“when I become death. Death is the seed from which I grow.”
― William S. Burroughs