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Posted by Bob on May 26, 2005

In Reply to: Change posted by ESC on May 26, 2005

: : : I am hoping someone on this board can help me. A few days ago, my life was forever changed in only an instant. I want to get a tattoo that will remind me that everything can change in an instant. I am going to put the phrase in small script in the form of a tattoo...does anyone know of a short phrase or quotation that embodies this idea? I would greatly appreciate your help.

: : Well, there's the song:

: : I close my eyes
: : Only for a moment, then the moment's gone
: : All my dreams
: : Pass before my eyes, a curiosity
: : Dust in the wind
: : All they are is dust in the wind

: : Same old song
: : Just a drop of water in an endless sea
: : All we do
: : Crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
: : Dust in the wind
: : All we are is dust in the wind, ohh

: : Now, don't hang on
: : Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
: : It slips away
: : And all your money won't another minute buy
: : Dust in the wind
: : All we are is dust in the wind
: : All we are is dust in the wind

: Then there is a word:
: Ephemeral
: Main Entry: 1ephem·er·al
: Pronunciation: i-'fem-r&l, -'fEm-; -'fe-m&-, -'fE-
: Function: adjective
: Etymology: Greek ephEmeros lasting a day, daily, from epi- + hEmera day
: 1 : lasting one day only
: 2 : lasting a very short time
: synonym see TRANSIENT
: - ephem·er·al·ly /-r&-lE/ adverb

I have this wonderful vision of all those lyrics tattooed down an entire leg. The question, of course, is what do we inscribe on the other leg in order to disfigure ourself symmetrically? "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight?"

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