"As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame; / [ . . . ] Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: / Deals out that being indoors each one dwells; / Selves -- goes itself; 'myself' it speaks and spells, / Crying 'What I do is me; for that I came'." --Gerard Manley Hopkins

10 May 2005


Traveling is not an easy task for people who are quite different from each other, especially if one of them (must I name names?! I prefer to protect my guilt!) tends towards testiness. I am so looking forward to this extra trip to visit my folks, a trip we never make in the summer; may I not spoil it by irritability over foolish things but seek to serve the Lord by serving those with whom I travel -- and especially this wonderful man who is putting off his own projects and sacrificing his comfort and preferences to make it possible. Gratefulness; may I learn to live in gratefulness.


amelia ruth said...

how I envy you. My loyalties no longer lie with stupid Wisconsin and its endless supply of rain and clouds and cold and dreariness.

Ah how fickle I am!

Hope you're enjoying the balmy south and relaxing and reading every good book you can get your hands on.

Oh, I finished "The Man Who was Thursday." It was wierd and kept me on my toes: part apocolyptic thriller, part british detective fiction, part CS Lewis-type allegory. I am still pondering it, and certainly enjoyed every moment of it. It's so nice to have time to read fiction without feeling guilty. Now I'm off to peruse "The Woman in White" for the second time!

alaiyo said...

You are hilarious, Amy! One day when you are gone from Wisconsin, you will wake up and say, "I miss home." Not family, but the *place* that formed you. I'll be watching for it. :)

Sounds like you are having a great reading time! I have read terrible detective fiction so far this summer, which is fine because I needed something mindless. I will be making an amazon order soon and get some higher quality reading! (There must be a Sayers novel I haven't yet read, surely!)

And actually, where we were was beautiful weather. Good to go in the spring, for sure!