Saturday, June 17, 2006

one of those days

Despite the first weekend of sunshine in awhile, my days have been feeling cloudier again. This time, there are some circumstances that help explain it to a point, which does help me in some sense. With the storm front looming, I was glad to come across Ronald Wallace's poem, "Blessings" on The Writer's Almanac this morning:


Some days I find myself
putting my foot in
the same stream twice;
leading a horse to water
and making him drink.
I have a clue.
I can see the forest
for the trees.

All around me people
are making silk purses
out of sows' ears,
getting blood from turnips,
building Rome in a day.
There's a business
like show business.
There's something new
under the sun.

Some days misery
no longer loves company;
it puts itself out of its.
There's rest for the weary.
There's turning back.
There are guarantees.
I can be serious.
I can mean that.
You can quite
put your finger on it.
His words are helping me step into the sunshine. Ginger finally comes home tomorrow night (a day early!), I'm a week away from Mission Trip with my youth group, and summer is just getting started.

I think this is going to be one of those days.



zorra said...


K2 said...


Is the the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge and the restaurant where you work, one and the same?


Africakid said...

As always, a perfect poem for one of those days...

don't eat alone said...

The two Red Lion Inns have both been around for a long time and have never been connected. I don't know the story beyond that.