Saturday, July 16, 2016

"You do not have to be good…"


  1. A gentle spirit, a light heart, good humour, and compassion.

    Zephyr, Bernie and thou.

  2. We went to the Playhouse to see Baskerville tonight. We had a great time, and so did the actors! 40 characters performed by 5 actors; lots of "quick change" and any number of accents and foibles. The best moment in tonight's performance came when the actor holding a giant frame, pretending to be a painting, removed his hat and his wig flew off too. One of the other two actors on stage, who were allegedly perusing the "painting", were trying to decide if the person in the "painting" looked like anyone they know. One had just said "Can you imagine him without his hat?" and the actor in the frame quickly takes off his hat. But, as I said, his wig flew off too. :-D You could tell they all three wanted to laugh, but they held it together. The very next line, though, was one actor pointing at the "painting" and saying to the other, "Can you think of anyone who looks just like this man?" ROFL!! They got a much deserved Standing-O!!

  3. The front page is a hat tip to Mary Oliver's poem WILD GEESE

    You do not have to be good.
    You do not have to walk on your knees
    For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
    You only have to let the soft animal of your body
    love what it loves.
    Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
    Meanwhile the world goes on.
    Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
    are moving across the landscapes,
    over the prairies and the deep trees,
    the mountains and the rivers.
    Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
    are heading home again.
    Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
    the world offers itself to your imagination,
    calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
    over and over announcing your place
    in the family of things.

  4. Woo hoo! My "Nope and Noper" yard sign came today. I put it out in the center of the yard, in front of the big tree. My Bernie sign is still in the window.

    1. So what are you going to do, Susan, write in Bernie or vote for Stein? I've changed my mind from earlier this year and am now leaning very strongly towards Stein.

    2. I can't write in Bernie in Ohio, but Jill is on the ballot so I'll be voting for her.

  5. Lovely poem, listener! Thanks for bringing it here.

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    2. This is the first I've heard. Licking a bowl might be a problem around here--if I used flour, lol!