An angel robed in spotless white
Bent down and kissed the sleeping night.
Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone.
Men saw the blush and called it dawn.
…Paul Laurence Dunbar
It has been observed that the surname of composer Johann Sebastian Bach means “brook” in German, whereas he was a veritable ocean.
Religion and Politics
The surest evidence that the country of Turkey is reverting to Islam is its current apathy to the state of Israel
Science is resourceful. It couldn’t open a day coach window, so it air-conditioned the train.
From My Persian Dictionary
Bazzáz: cloth merchant
Edo was bending Bedo’s ear while attending a play in the theater, when the man in front turned to Edo and said, “Excuse me, but we can’t hear a word.” Edo replied, “And is it any business of yours what I’m telling my friend?”
What’s in a Name?
Hampartsoumian: Armenian in derivation, identified as a descriptive term, Hampartsoum is defined as Ascension of Jesus Christ. Hamparian is a common variation of the name, and diminutives are Hampar and Hampig, the latter being of curious interest to Odars.