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've been an encyclopedia editor, a poetry editor, an actor and director, a library clerk, and an assistant professor of English. Now I'm a freelancer, work part time in a library, blog "eight days a week," study the random, tend perennials, and listen to birdsong.