Today has been…busy. Â First things first, I actually wrote morning pages at my DESK. Â That was a really awesome feeling. Â And I get to have that awesome feeling every day now. Â Writing in a softcover notebook, hunched in an armchair just leaves something to be desired, yk? Â
Those of you who are privileged to spend time with my actual person (haha) may have heard me say, “That’s going in my *Book of Win*!” Â Except that I didn’t have one until today. Â I didn’t actually call it that, though. Â It is my Book of Keeping. Â I’m going to use if to record awesome moments of goodness, and bits of poetry, and just such as this. Â It will be a fun book to look through on rainy days. Sort of like a scrapbook, but without pictures. Â The first things I recorded in it are some of Hafiz’ poems.
Speaking of which, I really, really hope you can read this one. Â It’s awesome. Â In case you can’t, it says:
PRACTICE THIS NEW BIRDCALL
The way we live opens windows
And calls in a secret voice to anything
There is nothing in your mind
You have not invited in.
There is no event in your life
You in some way
Did not drive a hard bargain for.
We were all once like moons,
Often full and bright.
The heart, in its wisdom,
Ceaselessly shops for
The wise in any foreign country
seek a true guide.
The guide says,
â€œJust practice this new birdcall,
It will attract to you
I also spent a good deal of time today READING a novel from an up and coming author, with a very twisted and devious mind. Â I liked it. Â A lot! Â The best news is, not only do I get to say “I knew him when,” he’s actually going to be related soon! Â Tomorrow, I need to spend a little less time reading, and a little more time cleaning, but it was totally worth it!
Finally, we put up the tree. Â Here I am putting the angel on it.
And here it is, finished and lit. Merry Christmas!