Monday, October 31, 2005

I was a Freudian Slip...

Halloween Pictures

Some of these are really awful but there are a few cute ones.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

My new favorite poem.....

Litany by Billy Collins

You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine...
Jacques Crickillon

You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine.
You are the dew on the morning grass
and the burning wheel of the sun.
You are the white apron of the baker
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight.

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,
the plums on the counter,
or the house of cards.
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.
There is just no way you are the pine-scented air.

It is possible you are the fish under the bridge,
maybe even the pigeon on the general's head,
but you are not even close
to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.

And a quick look in the mirror will show
that you are neither the boots in the corner
nor the boat asleep in its boathouse.

It might interest you to know,
speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,
that I am the sound of rain on the roof.

I also happen to be the shooting star,
the evening paper blwoing down an alley,
and the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.

I am also the moon in the trees
and the blind woman's tea cup.
But don't worry, I am not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and--somehow--
the wine.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Ask me, I'm a...

A patron at work mistakenly called me a librarian. Suckers.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree....

Faced with the aftermath of a hurricane and no electricity or water my mother informes me she is depressed because the chocolate ice cream bars in the freezer are melting and she is going to lose them. This is why I love my mother.

I spend the night nibbling on a seven dollar bar of chocolate from MarieBelle, a posh chocolate store in New York. I am a sucker for expensive chocolate. Ah, 70% single origin Venezuelan Cacao...I can feel the endorphins happily humming.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Michelle is awesome....

and an inspiration. She said, "let's start blogs" and I did because I always listen to Michelle. She's been known to pee in shoes if ignored.

So I started a new job today and decided that working is way over rated even if it is in a library.