Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Morning

 

The fog continues to enclose, softening the air.   To walk outside is to feel like a flower covered in dew.

I'm disappointed in the news, in financial cuts to programs that support children, as we continue to defend defense.

It is refreshing to rest in the words of Walt Whitman.



On the Beach at Night Alone
by Walt Whitman

On the beach at night alone,
As the old mother sways her to and fro, singing her husky song,
As I watch the bright stars shining, I think a thought of the clef of the universes, and of the future.

A vast similitude interlocks all,
All spheres, grown, ungrown, small, large, suns, moons, planets
All distances of place however wide,
All distances of time, all inanimate forms,
All souls, all living bodies, though they be ever so different, or in different worlds,
All gaseous, watery, vegetable, mineral processes, the fishes, the brutes,
All nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages,
All identities that have existed, or may exist, on this globe, or any globe,
All lives and deaths, all of the past, present, future,
This vast similitude spans them, and always has spann'd,
And shall forever span them and compactly hold and enclose them.
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