A month of Sundays would, technically, mean a period of 30 to 31 weeks. Used to denote a long period of time or something that will never occur. From times when amusement, commerce and other activities were restricted or banned on the Sabbath, a month of Sundays suggested a long, endlessly dreary period of time.

Sampling of May 5 birthdays:

Søren Kierkegaard (1813)

Karl Marx (1818)

Tyrone Power (1914)

Tammy Wynette (1942)

Michael Palin (1943)

Adele (1988)


Taken from the writings of Kierkegaard: “[T]he first existentialist philosopher . . . [who] . . . deals with issues of how one lives as a “single individual,”, giving priority to concrete human reality over abstract thinking and highlighting the importance of personal choice and commitment.” Wikipedia

Future is everything that past has forgotten.

The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss – an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. – is sure to be noticed.

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.

Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life’s relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.

People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.

(quotes from various on-line sources found through key word searching)

Classic Marxisms

The last capitalist we hang shall be the one who sold us the rope.

Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.

“History Bytes”

1941: Fashion designer, Coco Chanel, releases her signature perfume, Chanel #5 (Stop and smell . . . the perfume counter)

2002: Spider-Man becomes the first movie to top $100 million during its opening weekend. (I get all tingly just thinking about it)

Musical Selection: Adele

sundayary from makingheadsortailsofidioms.com