Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A day in the life of the Internet

Todays top suggestions on google.com search for "How do I" are:
  1. how do i delete my facebook account
  2. how do i find my ip address
  3. how do i get a passport
  4. how do i know if im pregnant
  5. how do i love thee
  6. how do i look
Out of which only #5 has a relatively straightforward answer:
... Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, --- I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! --- and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Sonnet 43, Elisabeth Barret Browning