Eugene O'Neill: "The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog"

Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.
User avatar
Upton_O_Goode
Persistent Poster
Posts: 3908
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:15 am
Custom Title: Unlimited_Oracular_Guidance
Location: The Land Formerly Known as Pangea

Eugene O'Neill: "The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog"

Postby Upton_O_Goode » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:06 pm

This might go under books or current reading, but it's a very short book, only 10 pages long, written on December 17, 1940, obviously out of grief for a recently deceased canine friend named "Blemie" (short for "Emblem"). I purchased a miniature copy of it to stuff in my wife's Christmas stocking. For all who have ever loved a dog, I'll give you just the last paragraph of Blemie's testament:

Blemie wrote: One last word of farewell, Dear Master and Mistress. Whenever you visit my grave, say to yourselves with regret but also with happiness in your hearts at the remembrance of my long happy life with you: "Here lies one who loved us and whom we loved." No matter how deep my sleep I shall hear you, and not all the power of death can keep my spirit from wagging a grateful tail.
"Musica est exercitium arithmeticae occultum nescientis se numerare animi." (Music is a mysterious exercise of the numerical art by a mind that does not realize it is counting.)

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz (1646--1716), in a letter of April 17, 1712 to Christian Goldbach (1690--1764)

User avatar
TJrandom
Has More Than 9K Posts
Posts: 9292
Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:55 am
Location: Pacific coast outside of Tokyo bay.
Contact:

Re: Eugene O'Neill: "The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog"

Postby TJrandom » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:09 am

Nice...


Return to “General Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Trendiction [Bot] and 1 guest