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Wednesday, October 23rd, 2002

Time Event
8:04a
IT SNOWED!
It fucking snowed!

I woke up and saw that it was wet outside and thought, "Bleh, rainy day," and then i saw that there was white on part of the lawn and i got up and put on my glasses and yes indeed that's snow on the ground.

October 23rd and it SNOWED! Wow.

Current Mood: wow
6:39p
I am in a really good mood.
The snow delighted me, and then even though it melted it was gorgeous out this afternoon.

I'm beginning to enjoy spending half my time at work doing work and half of it reading. (At this rate i really will finish Gods and Mortals before it's due back at the library.)

Everyone was complaining about how they were gonna have to order out because they weren't eating dinner, but i was pleasantly surprised. Boiled potatoes. Vegan grinders on the salad bar. That coconut cake thing for dessert. Much better than the salad and bagel i had for lunch because i don't like stuffed shells (or whatever it was that we had for lunch). And yay for lots of hot chocolate.

Yes, tonight i feel quite content (happy even) and full of productivity.

Current Mood: happy
6:50p
"In Blackwater Woods" by Mary Oliver
Look, the trees
are turning
their own bodies
into pillars

of light,
are giving off the rich
fragrance of cinnamon
and fulfillment,

the long tapers
of cattails
are bursting and floating away over
the blue shoulders

of the ponds,
and every pond,
no matter what its
name is, is

nameless now.
Every year
everything
I have ever learned

in my lifetime
leads back to this: the fires
and the black river of loss
whose other side

is salvation,
whose meaning
none of us will ever know.
To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

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