Monday, March 24, 2008

I am sad

And that is that. No getting around it. I had hoped it would pass and today would be a glorious new day, a bright Monday, the beginning of a new consciousness. But not so much. I did some taxes, went into a panic about my brick wall, and sewed two zines. I got this stack of books from the library, a good indicator of how I am feeling right now. But Elizabeth just sent a good email about changing your life or changing how you see it, to get out of depression.

And here is a poem from Nikki Giovanni, from Blues: For All the Changes --
The Poem for Frances Brown
(My First Warm Hearth Friend)

There are things you know . . . Clouds rise . . . Stars twinkle . . . Snow
melts . . . Rain makes thins grow . . . Sunshine warms . . . Trees cool . . .

If you love something . . . You will lose it

But the memory of motion . . . The wonder of the enchantment . . . The
blue of the glacier . . . The blue of the sky . . . The blue in your heart . . .
The reality of conclusion . . .

Through transforming . . . Stays

3 comments:

  1. you better love something, many things. Love life...because you know you will lose it

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  2. I am sorry to hear that you are sad. It happens to the best of us. Some times all you can do is go to bed early.

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  3. Thank you for posting this poem. I had just met a friend for tea and she quoted Nikki Giovanni and then in a used book store the book jumped off the shelf at me and opened to the page this poem. When I arrived at home and googled it, I found it on your site. I am grateful.

    G-d Bless

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