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From: Tristan Tornado< >
Subject: Re: Humility -- off topic
Date: 1 Feb 1999 13:02:50 -0800
wow! did you make that up yourself? Reads like poetry. you have a way
with words. I also think its on the money.
So Im passing out humble pie to all of Charlemagne's descendents,
maybe it will calm things down in here. Oops! None left over for me.Oh
(Hi Ben, you playing nice with my catapult?)
> In a message dated 2/1/1999 4:04:06 AM, writes:
> << Going ever so slightly off humility, where would the use of the
> Humble have derived from? Your Humble friend...Kay >>
> Actually, this an interesting question: ME < OFr < L humilis, low,
> slight, akin to humus, (soil, earth) 1. Having or showing a
> one's defects or shortcomings.
> Most of us have a good idea of what our shortcomings are, but we
bury them or
> make compost of them as quickly as possible. Though we are all akin
> our egos quickly point out that we are 90% akin to water, thus we
> and rain down our viewpoints in torrents upon the earthy elements
> peers, thus muddying the waters within their beings so that they
> Absent from this equation is the electrical content of our beings,
> of intelligence that holds no earthly boundary and connects us with
> infinite. We make best use of this element when we storm about and
> seemingly solid opinions with bolts of enlightenment.
> See http://
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