Monday, December 21, 2009
Today is the Winter Solstice, the year's shortest day. A magic day that's the foundation of all winter holidays.
"I do not know which to prefer,
The beauty of inflections
Or the beauty of innuendoes,
The blackbird whistling
Or just after."
"When the blackbird flew out of sight,
It marked the edge
Of one of many circles."
--From Wallace Stevens, "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"
Enjoy your many magic circles.