Just when I think we’ll get a reprieve from the onslaught of cold and cold and…freezing rain tomorrow morning from 6am to 11am. I have TONS of time to finish my homework for Spanish, Developmental Psych and Western Civ. It’s frustrating to be doing re-runs for college (I took the advanced Western Civ my senior year in high school and while that was over 23 years ago, ancient history hasn’t changed much.). Oddly enough, the one course that is really ringing my bells is another repeat: Elementary Spanish. I took four years of it in high school and it doesn’t get old or boring or even slightly tedious. Maybe I need to take a side-trip down interpreter lane and get myself a 2 year certification before the bachelor’s in psychology. I’m so YOUNG, or so those in their 70s tell me. I have tons of time.
And, in the meantime, a bit of fire for ice…
and a cat (of two) for comic relief…
and a Rilke poem to thaw any heart and remind me of those loves more piercing precious…
“Extinguish my eyes, I’ll go on seeing you.
Seal my ears, I’ll go on hearing you.
And without feet I can make my way to you,
without a mouth I can swear your name.
Break off my arms, I’ll take hold of you
with my heart as with a hand.
Stop my heart, and my brain will start to beat.
And if you consume my brain with fire,
I’ll feel you burn in every drop of my blood.”
Rainer Maria Rilke (Wow, one intense man! This poem’s said to be excluded from his poetry to God…some divine human moved him that much.)