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Archive for October, 2007

The Envoy

One day in that room, a small rat.
Two days later, a snake.

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This morning it is snowing outside, and I begrudgingly started a fire. I told S. I didn’t feel like going to all the effort.

I opened my copy of The Desert Fathers to see what my reading was for the day. It was about the difficulty of starting fires, how our eyes sting from the smoke and we choke on the smell in the beginning.

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There’s the wind
And the rain
And the mercy of the fallen
Who say they have no claim
To know what’s right
There’s the weak
And the strong
And the beds that have no answers
And that’s where I may rest my head tonight
(Dar Williams)

 

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“A single bee cannot survive apart from the hive.”

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In May, S. went camping in Utah and hurt her hip. She was standing on a rock taking a photo, and when she jumped down (about four or five feet to sand) she twisted her hip and tore some cartilage.

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