• one of those days

    by  • June 17, 2006 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    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.



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    4 Responses to one of those days

    1. zorra
      June 17, 2006 at 5:32 pm


    2. K2
      June 19, 2006 at 6:00 pm


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


    3. June 19, 2006 at 9:33 pm

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

    4. June 21, 2006 at 6:49 pm

      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.


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