Cool but sunny; the sun a gift itself, a lift to the spirits. Read this morning of Daniel Pearl's widow decrying CBS's showing of part of his "death" video; she is right. Nothing seems to be gained from it; when Dan Rather has to explain for an extended time why it was shown, seems to be pretty obvious it didn't need to be aired in the first place.
Classic for Today
At Least,” by Raymond Carver from Where Water Comes Together With Other Water (Vintage Books).
by Raymond Carver
I want to get up early one more morning,
before sunrise. Before the birds, even.
I want to throw cold water on my face
and be at my work table
when the sky lightens and smoke
begins to rise from the chimneys
of the other houses.
I want to see the waves break
on this rocky beach, not just hear them
break as I did all night in my sleep.
I want to see again the ships
that pass through the Strait from every
seafaring country in the world-
old, dirty freighters just barely moving along,
and the swift new cargo vessels
painted every color under the sun
that cut the water as they pass.
I want to keep an eye out for them.
And for the little boat that plies
the water between the ships
and the pilot station near the lighthouse.
I want to see them take a man off the ship
and put another up on board.
I want to spend the day watching this happen
and reach my own conclusions.
I hate to seem greedy-I have so much
to be thankful for already.
But I want to get up early one more morning, at least.
And go to my place with some coffee and wait.
Just wait, to see what's going to happen.
[I just love that one; thank you so much, Ray.]
All Is Vanity
Ghost moon, barely there,
You seem no more solid
Than the small cirrus clouds
That hang nearby --
I see blue through you.
What lunar journey brings you through
The light side of day, your mystery revealed?
Midnight's ruler, deposed by a bright autumn sky.
The clouds blow closer, and you are gone;
Cloud becomes moon, moon, cloud --
Do I dream of you, ghost moon?
Copyright © 2002 Cathy A Dee .All rights reserved.
Link for Today
I just love it and for no good reason--desktop wallpaper. I'm always looking for new stuff. Here's the prettiest I've found and it's functional, too--has a calendar: Mamselle's Wallpaper.
Can't Do Without a Quote, Can We?
Not from me, thank goodness! How about this one:
Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care. -- William Safire