September 1st, 2001

happy!!

ho hum

"Closing Time" was on the radio as I left work. How apropos... Yay Semisonic.

I started reading Trinity, by Leon Uris. My Dad will be happy that I am "getting in touch with my roots." Someday, I will go to Ireland.
happy!!

Ce he mise le ulaingt?/The Two Trees - sung by Loreena McKennitt

the words are by William Butler Yeats, but her voice makes this even more wonderful...

Beloved, gaze in thine own heart
The holy tree is growing there;
From joy the holy branches start
And all the trembling flowers they bear.
The changing colours of its fruit
Have dowered the stars with merry light;
The surety of its hidden root
Has planted quiet in the night;
The shaking of its leafy head
Has given the waves their melody.
And made my lips and music wed,
Murmuring a wizard song for thee,
There the Loves a circle go,
The flaming circle of our days,
Gyring, spiring to and fro
In those great ignorant leafy ways;
Remembering all that shaken hair
And how the winged sandals dart
Thine eyes grow full of tender care;
Beloved, gaze in thine own heart.


Gaze no more in the bitter glass
The demons, with their subtle guile,
Lift up before us when they pass,
Or only gaze a little while;
For there a fatal image grows
That the stormy night receives,
Roots half hidden under snows,
Broken boughs and blackened leaves.
For all things turn to bareness
In the dim glass the demons hold,
The glass of outer weariness,
Made when God slept in times of old.
There, through the broken branches, go
The ravens of unresting thought;
Flying, crying, to and fro,
Cruel claw and hungry throat,
Or else they stand and sniff the wind,
And shake their ragged wings: alas!
Thy tender eyes grow all unkind:
Gaze no more in the bitter glass.
Beloved, gaze in thine own heart,
The holy tree is growing there;
From joy the holy branches start,
And all the trembling flowers they bear.
Remembering all that shaken hair
And how the winged sandals dart,
Thine eyes grow full of tender care;
Beloved, gaze in thine own heart.

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happy!!

cleaning day

I found out last night that someone I know online has been getting beaten up by her (now ex) boyfriend. That really infuriated me. Abuse of any sort is not to be tolerated, ever. The world sucks enough as it is. To have someone close to you act that way must be devastating. I sent her an email:

"Hi XXXXX. I was talking to XXXXXX and he said you were not doing very well. I don't know how much I am supposed to know about your situation, but if you need anything, let me know.

I don't know you very well, but I like you, and I don't like the idea of you getting hurt. You deserve better from life. Make sure your IRL friends know what is going on.

Sometimes I am ashamed to be part of the human race."

I really hope she goes to the police, but I don't think she will...

Also, this morning was spent cleaning. Sean, Mike, and I made our house sparkle, at least for today. My CD changer was playing some nice sets of songs. The Cure, then Ani, then George Winston, then nin. I love my 200 disc changer...