Tuesday, February 25, 2014
[1836 - Samuel Colt, firearms innovator, receives a patent for a five and six-shooter pistol]
[1841 - Pierre Auguste Renoir, impressionist painter, sculptor, born in Limoges, France]
[1873 - Enrico Caruso, opera tenor, born in Naples, Italy]
[1888 - John Foster Dulles, Secretary of State,
born in Washington, DC]
[1895 - De Benneville 'Bert' Bell, Hall of Fame
owner, NFL Commissioner, born in Philadelphia]
[1901 - Zeppo (Herbert) Marx, Actor, agent, inventor, born in New York City]
[1910 - Millicent Hammond Fenwick, Congresswoman, born in New York City]
[1913 - James Gilmore 'Jim' Backus, actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio]
[1917 - (John) Anthony Burgess, author, composer,
born in Harpurhey, Manchester, England]
[1918 - Bobby (Robert Larimore) Riggs,
tennis champion, born in Los Angeles]
[1928 - Larry Simon Gelbart, writer, Emmy Award-winning producer, born in Chicago]
In a Heartbeat
Once, when my Body was Still,
And my Mind Calm and Quiet,
I thought I heard the Sound of the Universe.
"Fool," I said, "you have only heard
The sound of your heart beating."
It was nothing special, I thought.
Now I hear the sound of the Universe
Whenever I choose to.
It sounds like: connect, connect, connect. . . .
William's Whimsical Words:
How curious that with all the emptiness in the universe, its song pulses with life.
to Almanack Main Page