--WE LIVE IN A BEAUTIFUL WORLD
I guess I’m getting on in years.
But at least I’m happy.
…What are your plans for the week?
…I got my copy of Cirque in the mail and I have this poem in it on page 80:
Silence Is A Yes
Today I apprentice in a tunnel so darkI can only feel the rats
Scurry across my feet
You told me silence is a yes
But I didn’t believe you
In Paris we counted blue cars
And pigeons liked your perfume
Your mother hated me
But she still called
To give me the news
So I apprentice in a sink hole
Quiet enough to hear the tree roots whisper
“He must have really loved her.”
…Here are a few things I like for the middle of the week:
-“Thank you for a lovely weekend. They tell me it rained.” Kay Jamison-
“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves. And I watch my daughters, two beautiful, intelligent black young women, playing with their dogs on the White House lawn.” Michelle Obama
-“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.” E.M. Forrester
-Oscar Wilde: "Do you mind if I smoke?"
Sarah Bernhardt: "I don't care if you burn."
-"I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln
-"My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who and how you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness. Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart." Maya Angelou