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  1. Dante

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    Hachi: great movie. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1028532/quotes

    love that they used part of Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" for the funeral of Professor Parker.

    here is an unedited selection of what they cut up and used in the movie:

    There's no object so soft that it makes a hub for the wheeled universe.

    And any man or woman shall stand cool and supercilious before a million universes.

    And I call to mankind, be not curious about God, for I who am curious about each am not curious about God.

    No array of terms can say how much Im at peace about God and about death.

    I hear and behold God in every object, yet I understand God not in the least, nor do I understand who there can be more wonderful than myself.

    Why should I wish to see God better than this day?

    I see something of God each hour of the 24 and each moment then, in the faces of men and women I see God and in my own face in the glass.

    I find letters from God dropped in the street and everyone is signed by Gods name and I leave them where they are, for I know that others will punctually come forever and ever.

    And as to you, death, and you bitter hug of mortality, it is idle to try to alarm me.


    here's a great link: http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=125789927

    Prof. HASS: No, I haven't. And I think for me, you know, the famous end of Song of Myself is...

    (Reading) I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love. If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles. You will hardly know who I am or what I mean. But I shall be good health to you nevertheless, and filter and fiber your blood. Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged, missing me one place, search another. I stop somewhere waiting for you.


    http://www.princeton.edu/~batke/logr/log_026.html Song of Myself
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