Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ten Things That Make Me Giddy, Happy and Blissful

This is a riff off a thread and which you can see here.

  1. Driving while it's sunny and warm, listening to WERS radio's a capella show, and singing along to the songs.
  2. NIA classes
  3. Interviewing really interesting people who do what I want to do
  4. A really good "O"
  5. Great conversation and connections
  6. Finishing a really good book and basking in the ending.
  7. Being in a pine scented forest and smelling that scent. It's an aphrodisiac for me.
  8. Lying on a sun warmed rock looking at cloud formations.
  9. A superb tasting dish or meal.
  10. Being on water (sailing, kayaking)
And one bonus:

Coming out of meditation lying there in blissful peace and my cat, like clockwork, sauntering over for his hug.

Monday, June 8, 2009

POEM: Love After Love

Love after Love

by Derek Walcott, Collected Poems 1948-1984

The time will come
when, with elation,
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror,
and each will smile at the other's welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was yourself.
give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.