GIFs and other things for Saturday

I’m torn. I really need to decorate and get caught up around here, but I also want to just spend the day on the computer. I have so much to do. Holidays should not be an obligation, but they are.

This is my compromise with myself . . .

 eecummings

twinkling tree

Winter, Affirmation

Outside—
the peonies are beyond their deaths.
In here—on our continent of a bed—
we are busy showing each other pictures
of ourselves: mouth to rib, back to belly, palm
to hip. Here is the reciprocal breath, the sanctified
taking—my only chance
at reformation.
All day long I live in my head
and as the house bends toward twilight
you say, See here, you’ve got it all wrong.
Lie down. Get a load of our quiet profiles.
Outside—
the tubers have turned inward,
away from the light.
In here—in our cathedral of a room—
we are busy ridding ourselves
of words, holding our faces
to the mirror. Carrying out
our best directive.

~ Tina Schumann

                     

Music by The Gospel Whiskey Runners, “The Wound”

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4 comments on “GIFs and other things for Saturday

  1. leah in NC says:

    Thanks for posting this. It’s very beautiful. I have such a hard time summoning up sparkly magic anymore, so thank you for giving me a taste of it.

    Still in the study mode for exams… but it will soon be over…

    Take care, my friend…

  2. Most awesome, all of this. Thank you.

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