the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

“And here I was, thinking you’d never come home.”

from look homeward, angels:

“His hen was home. Inside the coop, she drank greedily from a water dish. Although the bird had returned too late to place among the top winners, Mr. Mantagas was happy. “You made it,” he said, picking up the bird and giving it a soft peck on the top of its head. “And here I was, thinking you’d never come home.”

and a $20,000 pigeon called blue prince

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“Historically, people looked at the sky to understand the world around us,” he said. “But today I don’t think people who are into astrology look at the sky very much.” ¹

and then said the astronomer:

“There is harm, real harm, in astrology. It weakens further people’s ability to rationally look at the world, an ability we need now more than ever.” ²

and then they sang. ³

(photo: here)