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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
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About addictions: Kiwi tastes a golden nugget. It's delicious!

FrankFrank ModeratorPosts: 6,062 mod
edited January 6 in Food and Drink
I'ts January. Many people who used to drink a lot, take it as a New Year's Resolution to drink less. Some of them even decide to drink nothing at all, at least for a month. They take a "Dry January". Even this alone, turns out to have beneficial effects on their health. Here you can read the story of 5 drinkers who gave up alcohol for a month. In this article they reveal their astonishing results. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4082714/We-proof-Dry-January-really-worth-doing-5-drinkers-gave-alcohol-month-reveal-astonishing-results.html

What about your addictions? Do you smoke, do you ever drink too much alcohol, do you eat more than you actually want to or do you have other addictions? If it's too difficult to talk about your own addictions, you can talk about the addictions of other people you know, or about addictions in general. If you don't have any addictions: can you imagine how difficult it can be for other people to quit a certain behaviour?

Talking about addictions. This simple animation gives you a funny impression of how addiction works.

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Comments

  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    I like adding kiwis to my veggie salads. :yum:
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,062 mod
    Is that your addiction @kindgnice?
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    Slight addiction perhaps? XD @Frank
  • takafromtokyotakafromtokyo Posts: 2,291 ✭✭✭✭
    @Frank @kindgnice
    What happened to the bird in the end?
    Are those yellow liquids golden nuggets?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,581 mod
    edited January 7
    Hubby is having a dry January. I'm not :blush: . That said, I'm not addicted to alcohol. Addiction is a complicated thing, and I'm lucky, I don't seem to easily become addicted to things, not even gummy bears. That said, I am addicted to my daily coffee. I actually get a headache when I don't get one.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,669 mod
    edited January 7
    I'm not sure though if that's an animation for kiwi but I guess the video wanted to show how addiction is panning out. @takafromtokyo
  • YellowtailYellowtail Posts: 737 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't dring alcohol. I don't smoke. I don't eat chocolate or cakes. Because I DO love them. I've learned I'm really weak-willed. So if once I had a bite of them, the desire would be stirred, and expand like a rolling snowball. It has become my lifestyle to avoid what I love as possible.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,080 mod
    I'm a bit the same @Yellowtail in that I'm very weak willed, in particular when it comes to chocolate. Chocolate is extremely addictive.
  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,062 mod
    edited January 7
    We can only guess what happens to the bird after the film has ended @takafromtokyo. His prospect doesn't look fortunate, but maybe that will change. At least he hesitates taking the last golden nugget in the dark. Maybe it will get lighter again.

    I think everyone has their own golden nuggets. It doesn't have to be alcohol, tobacco or another kind of drug. It can also be an addiction to a habit, a favourite television series or an unanswered love. If you take the golden nuggets literally. Many people have been gold rushing in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, South Africa and the United States seeking their fortune. And in our era many people try other means to rush for gold. You might call that an addiction to wealth.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,080 mod
    Most people are addicted to this in some way aren't they @Frank ?

    Money makes the world go around
    The world go around
    The world go around
    Money makes the world go around
    It makes the world go 'round.
    [SALLY & EMCEE (In canon)
    A mark, a yen, a buck, or a pound
    A buck or a pound
    A buck or a pound
    Is all that makes the world go around,
    That clinking clanking sound
    Can make the world go 'round.

    [BOTH]
    Money money money money money money
    Money money money money money money
    Money money money money money money
    Money money

    [EMCEE]
    If you happen
    To be rich,
    [SALLY]
    .......Ooooh
    [EMCEE]
    And you feel like a
    Night's enetertainment,
    [SALLY]
    ...Money
    [EMCEE]
    You can pay for a
    Gay escapade.
    [SALLY]
    Money money
    Money money
    Money money
    Money money
    [EMCEE]
    If you happen to
    To be rich,
    [SALLY]
    .......Ooooh
    [EMCEE]
    And alone, and you
    Need a companion
    [SALLY]
    ...Money
    [EMCEE]
    You can ring-ting-
    A-ling for the maid.
    [EMCEE]
    If you happen
    To be rich
    [SALLY]
    .....Ooooh
    [EMCEE]
    And you find you are
    Left by your lover,
    [SALLY]
    ...Money
    [EMCEE]
    Though you moan
    And you groan
    Quite a lot,
    [SALLY]
    Money money
    Money money
    Money money
    Money money
    [EMCEE]
    You can take it
    On the chin,
    [SALLY]
    .....Ooooh
    [EMCEE]
    Call a cab,
    And begin
    [SALLY]
    ...Money
    [EMCEE]
    To recover
    On your fourteen-
    Carat yacht.

    [BOTH]
    Money makes the world go around,
    The world go around,
    The world go around,
    Money makes the world go around,
    Of that we can be sure.
    (....) on being poor.

    [BOTH]
    Money money money-
    money money money
    Money money money-
    money money money
    Money money money money money money
    Money money money money money money
    Money money money money money money

    [DANCE BREAK]

    [EMCEE AND SALLY (In Canon)]
    If you haven't any coal in the stove
    And you freeze in the winter
    And you curse on the wind
    At your fate
    When you haven't any shoes
    On your feet
    And your coat's thin as paper
    And you look thirty pounds
    Underweight.
    When you go to get a word of advice
    From the fat little pastor
    He will tell you to love evermore.
    But when hunger comes a rap,
    Rat-a-tat, rat-a-tat at the window...



  • FrankFrank Moderator Posts: 6,062 mod
    They are indeed @mheredge (or should I better say: we are indeed!)
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