Friday, November 7, 2008

Everyone Wants You to Be Happy, Why Do You Insist on Serving Them Your Grief?

How I remember this quote by Rumi

Monday the trees were a dull rusty brown. Wednesday they were blazing with orange and red and gold, though the ginkgos were still palely green. Now the ginkgos shimmer with light under the fierce blue sky.

I was born a sad anxious baby, and everyone had to deal with it most of my life. Now as I head into old age I am surprised by the joy of this savagely brief beauty and understand it has always been this way.

Spring has nothing on fall.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Why I Am In Love With My Town--Even With All Its Warts

Last night on my way home in the Real Time dark of 5:15, I ran into so much traffic that it seemed like a traffic jam. In the few miles from the country to my house, there must have been at least fifty cars coming and going.