Kira's Salty Aphorisms

Kira passed away in 1997, but first embued her kids with a sense of wonder for music, for art, and for language. You can read more about her here. This page is the promised list of silly and sometimes profound sayings that her kids remember. The tune "whole lotta" that is on the "Ampersand" CD pays tribute to one of those, one that is both silly and profound. It was her motto during difficult periods of chemotherapy, and her way of saying that hard times can pave the way for better days ahead....

Here's the list. If you remember others you'd like to add to the collection, please write us!

> Don't stack books on hedgehogs...

> Ya gotta take the bitter with the sour...

> Panna bin, eyea stin, mana lip, snagga bit, ticklelick

> Call me weary, call me sad, say that health and wealth have missed me

> Heavens forfend!

> I caught this morning morning's minion, kingdom of daylight's dauphin,
dapple-dawn-drawn Falcon.

> O Really? O Reilley. I thought it was Wembley, No it's Thursday. So am I,
let's all have a drink!

> It takes a whole lotta s**t to grow good cucumbers

> Oh no, don't worry about me (turned up eyes, jewish mother style)....

> Stand up straight, you wanna make yourself a cripple?!

> Let me not to the marriage of two minds admit impediments

> (Admiring some schlocky souvenir or velvet painting) Oh Haarold, it would look poifect
in the bathroom!

> Don't make mountains out of mole hills; or mole hills out of mountains.

> (when looking for some lost object) It doesn't have legs, It can't take the bus.

> To play like an Angel, you gotta practice like the devil.

> It's new, is it cute?

> Fie, Fie, unknit that threatening unkind brow, and dart not scornful glances from those eyes!

> The end is not near, we must learn to cope.

> "What Sumatra, Java Ache Indo Bali?"

> How nice that _________ (somebody who looks like somebody who shows up in an unlikely place) could drop in!