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[18 Jan 2006|06:27pm]

measle
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
-Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Monk
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[30 Nov 2005|09:33am]

greyescape
this morning is oatmeal with flax and sesame seeds, a touch of butter & brown sugar. im on my second cup of coffee & drooling over yarn. noah just had his first taste of sweet peas and devoured them. now he's fake coughing to get my attention... when i look at him he laughs. im tired & have a headache & cant get warm but my heart is bursting. and its not the coffee.
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[17 Nov 2005|12:41pm]

measle
The world begins at a kitchen table... It is here that children are given instructions on what it means to be human. We make men at it, we make women... Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating of the last sweet bite.

-Joy Harjo, from "Perhaps the World Ends Here," in Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework
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poverty [08 Nov 2005|06:34am]

greyescape
Ah you don't want to,
you're scared
of poverty,
you don't want
to go to the market with worn-out shoes
and come back with the same old dress.

My love, we are not fond,
as the rich would like us to be,
of misery. We
shall extract it like an evil tooth
that up to now has bitten the heart of man.

But I don't want
you to fear it.
If through my fault it comes to your dwelling,
if poverty drives away
your golden shoes,
let it not drive away your laughter which is my life's bread.
If you can't pay the rent
go off to work with a proud step,
and remember, my love, that I am watching you
and together we are the greatest wealth
that was ever gathered upon the earth.

pablo neruda
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the farm [31 Oct 2005|01:43pm]

greyescape
Be thankful and repay
growth with good work and care.
work done in gratitude,
kindly, and well, is prayer.
you did not make yourself,
yet you must keep yourself
by use of other lives.
no gratitude atones
for bad use or too much.

wendell berry
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