Friday, February 02, 2007

No clean breaks.

Sickness and storms swept in to erase the runaway plans I had, and I'm discovering the impossibility of clean breaks. There are always loose ends to be tripped over.

A poem for you:

"Love After Love"

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 your self.
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.

--Derek Walcott

I've decided to take a break from the internet for a while. I'm sure that won't be a very clean break either.

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