The rains have temporarily stopped here in Pleasant Valley and the day thus far, while still a bit overcast, looks promising. However, the forecast is for 70% chance of rain, so I'm not holding out a lot of hope. The weather and general laziness (one one of our parts, at least) kept us at home last Sunday and I'm hoping to at least get up to Northampton today for a brief outing.
No plans for tomorrow. I'm flying back to KainTuck this week but haven't decided if I'll travel on Memorial Day evening or wait until Tuesday morning. And, next weekend, it's off to Hawaii for 10 days! :D
Reading Eliot this morning...
Which leads me to the Sunday ...I grow old … I grow old …
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
TOTD: What is your secret regret? What do you wish you had done in life that you didn't, not because it was too expensive or because of personal ties, but rather because you considered it too dangerous, too crazy, or even too forbidden. Perhaps because you thought it would change your life forever...
OR perhaps you have no regrets and you're completely content with your life. You have no great desire for which you would, at one time,...
BUT, perhaps you do. Perhaps it was not taking the chance on a romantic relationship because you considered the other person too unstable, too unpredictable.Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
For I have known them all already, known them all:—
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?
Perhaps it was going to university rather than running off to a bohemian life in Paris or Prague...
What was it? If you could go back, would you gird your loins (figuratively) and go for it? If you did how would it have changed your life? Do you think about it with continual regret...
I cried for madder music and for stronger wine,
But when the feast is finished and the lamps expire,
Then falls thy shadow, Cynara! the night is thine;
And I am desolate and sick of an old passion,
Yea, hungry for thelips of my desire:
I have been faithful to thee Cynara! in my fashion.