These sayings might be fun to interpret and illustrate.
excerpt 1, from the ancient Chinese Curse
"May you live in interesting times. May you find what you're looking for."
"There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant."
While the first saying is double edged, I always thought it far less foreboding than conversations starting with the 4 word curse "we need to talk" or the 5 word curse "we did everything we could." Selective hearing and willful blindness could come in handy in these situations I suppose.
Old people make me smile. I recorded Richard Sherman (of Disney Music fame) performing "Feed the Birds" from Mary Poppins this past weekend.
Sherman Brothers with Walt :)