I wish you a good year. Today was a hibernation day for us, and last night we connected by phone with old friends, who stood in the woods looking at the moon. I am weary, grateful, and glad. Much is beyond me. Here is a book I hope to read in 2012, with many others. Reading is good. Books are good. I still like to hold them in my hand and turn the pages. I love books. In a way, they are the humans beyond us.
"You must change your life," said Rilke. So that's what I keep doing. I worked as an actor, wrote for an encyclopedia, edited a literary magazine, and taught college English courses. Now I write poetry, blog "eight days a week," and listen to birdsong.