Morning Thanks

Garrison Keillor once said we'd all be better off if we all started the day by giving thanks for just one thing. I'll try.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Any Morning




Any Morning 

          --William Stafford

Just lying on the couch and being happy.
Only humming a little, the quiet sound in the head.
Trouble is busy elsewhere at the moment, it has
so much to do in the world.

People who might judge are mostly asleep; they can't
monitor you all the time, and sometimes they forget.
When dawn flows over the hedge you can
get up and act busy.

Little corners like this, pieces of Heaven
left lying around, can be picked up and saved.
People won't even see that you have them,
they are so light and easy to hide.

Later in the day you can act like the others.
You can shake your head. You can frown.

--from The Way It Is. (c) Graywolf Press, 1999

How about that for a little gem from Garrison Keillor this morning?  Makes me what could have possibly possessed me to sign up to teach next semester.  Got to start shaking my head, frowning.  Get in practice.

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