Inspiring Bathroom Reading
While I was on "the throne" at Aidan's house, I was reading some Rainer Maria Rilke that he had in the bathroom. It was great, so I decide to go pick some up at the library. Here's something from "Selected Poetry":
At first a childhood, limitless and free
of any goals. Ah, sweet unconsciousness.
Then sudden terror, schoolrooms, slavery,
the plunge into temptation and deep loss.
Defiance. The child bent becomes the bender,
inflicts on others what he once went through.
Loved, feared, rescuer, wrestler, victor,
he takes his vengeance, blow by blow.
And now in vast, cold, empty space, alone.
Yet hidden deep within the grown-up heart,
a longing for the first world, the ancient one...
Then, from His place of ambush, God leapt out.
Tonight was a very strange night. First, I picked up a 6 of Great Lakes' White Ale called "Holy Moses". It is is an ever-so-tasty beer honoring Moses Cleaveland, the man who founded the city of Cleveland (and who just so happens to be an ancestor of mine!). I then fell asleep at 5:00pm, woke up at 7:00, ate dinner, fell back asleep at 8:30, was awakened at 9:45 by a phone call from the great Tim Hurley (who may soon join the blogging world!), then decided that now would be a good time to blog. I feel very ... discombobulated.
Postcard Plays Online
A couple of years ago, I did something with my friend Aurora called the Postcard Plays. It was a month long project where 6 writers wrote 1 play the size of a postcard, each day, for 30 days. Everyone would send them to Aurora and she would resend them to the other writers so everyone could read each other's work.
My friend Ja called me today and proposed that we start them up again only this time it is an ongoing project open to anyone, and when we receive the postcards in the mail, we will then post them on to a "Postcard Play Blog" so that everyone can see they're (and everyone else's) plays. Great, huh? I'll keep y'all posted.
Today in the Life of Uncle Harry
I have potentially great news. The prayers have almost completely paid off. Today they found a liver for Uncle Harry. After months of waiting for this transplant, he finally will be able to go thru with the surgery. However, I ask you to continue to pray for him as it will be difficult for him to get thru the transplant in his current health conditions. Thank you, friends.