Monday, March 30, 2009

Some Mornings

Some mornings are more difficult than others. Some mornings you wake up with a headache thirty minutes late and the dog has had diarrhea on the floor and you don't have time to dry your hair all the way so it stays a bit curly which makes you self conscious and you realize that it is already time to leave for work and you are still naked without any makeup and then in the closet you notice something that you put up for an occasion such as this:

Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence:
The bliss of growth
The glory of action
The splendor of beauty
For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow only a vision
But today well lived
Makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore to this day!
Such is the salutation to the dawn.
- Kalidasa, Indian Poet

And you breathe deep. And it is okay.

Shannah

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

What a way to start your week! I hope Roxie is feeling better. At least you had NPR to drive you to work and you didn't have to listen to 'Blue Monday' or 'Manic Monday.' Garrison told me that Monday was the birthday of Descartes, who philosophized 'Cogito ergo sum.' So I was thinking, Roxie poops, therefore she is. Shannah knits, therefore she is. You told me Friday you were knitting in front of the NCAA game, but I neglected to acknowdlege it at the time. I'm so glad you have healed enough to pick back up that art which you love so much! I hope Dennison was everything inspiring you hoped it to be and you're able to greet each new morning of this week in refreshed spirits!