Saturday, June 24, 2006
Back to Basics
... And hasn't society failed to satisfy lately! I am finding myself in a real funk this week. I have taken steps: planted zinnias, Shasta daisies, cleomes, sun begonias, impatiens, California poppies, rununculus, verbena...
I've been reading Greg Palast's book too late into the night this week, my stubbornly dutiful self wanting to know as much as possible. It ain't for sissies. There are the outrageous revelations and the dulling confirmation of long-held suspicions. It's hard to take them all. More on that later in the week.
Fortunately, I work in a library with truly delightful colleagues, so when I realized how much I needed to lighten up, I had only to ask them what I could read to regain some balance. (Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change those I can, and the wisdom to know the difference--a big order, that last.)So now I have a copy of My Year of Meats, by Ruth L. Ozeki to tip me in a new direction.
If it will just stop raining, I should be able to get out and play in the yard again. There the garden will be.
i just finished a book on female serial killer..pretty good...
I wouldn't mind some rain..but Cali doesnt get any until October at the earliest..sigh.