-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thought about selling a ring.

Still raising moving money for Calif., everybody tells me have 15k or more in my pocket when I get there, to survive.  So sitting here, Blow Up, (starring David Hemmings & a young Vanessa Redgrave),  on tv, made in 66, like going back in time, excellent movie, and I'm checking closed sales on ebay. Did fairly well on ebay selling some other stuff, the two bikes I mentioned earlier among them. Wanted to sell a ring, 1/2 caret diamond, in 14k yellow gold. Yesterday took to the jeweler in Sherburne to sell on consignment, he asked how much did I want... I said it appraised for 2150, or so a few years back, (he did the appraisal), it should be worth more now, gold is way up, diamonds are supposed to be better than cash. After some conversation he basically said on estate jewelry, (meaning used), if I'm lucky I might get half that if the absolutely perfect customer walked in the door. He suggested Craigslist. So tonight I checked ebay and the reality is worse. Half caret diamonds, in 14k gold are selling, if they sell, for 5 or 6 hundred, but most have 0 bids and didn't sell at all. So I have a choice, give it away or keep it and hope the Jags sell soon.  For now I'll hang on to it, even though I already have a replacement, Lapis in 14k, being sized now, at the same jeweler.

Lee Murray

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