Lovely poem from Grace Paley this morning on The Writer’s Almanac daily e-mail. Titled “In the Bus” … a visit from a long ago child bringing an invitation … out of the blue, on a bus in Western Mass …
a sigh she whispered Hey you
again again you’ll see
it’s easy begin again long ago
… lovely and true. Begin again – in any moment. It’s a message embedded in every world religion worth its salt … in our DNA, too, if we can sift through all the “stuff” of our daily lives and get to it. Seriously. Out of the quiet … when we give it to ourselves … always will come these visits and invitations.
As for the “stuff” that gets in the way … I can’t resist adding to it by noting that the USWNT defeated Italy in the first of their two games. A goal by Alex Morgan in the waning moments of stoppage time put them over the top. Somehow Lori Lindsay managed a yellow card while on the bench. That seems unnecessary, Lori … ;>) … but not entirely surprising.
Finally .. get ready for the Eagles – Giants tonight. I am hoping that HollyCornblog didn’t jinx the Eagles by picking up Kevin Kolb (just in case). Seems a fate-tempting sort of thing to do … just sayin’.