The blog will be quiet for the next week as I am getting some much-needed sunshine.
“Not to bring up something upsetting, but when you leave here today, you may go through a period of unemployment. My suggestion is this: Enjoy the unemployment. Have a second cup of coffee. Go to the park. Read Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman loved being unemployed. I don’t believe he ever did a day’s work in his life. As you may know, he was a poet. If a lot of time goes by and you continue to be unemployed, you may want to consider announcing to all appropriate parties that you have become a poet.”
-Excerpt from John Patrick Shanley’s 2009 commencement speech at College of Mount Saint Vincent (according to IMDB)
In a very necessary and awesome turn of events, two of my favorite people visited NYC last week. One of them was the incomparable, life-affirming, wonderful Daphne, seen below, smiling, as usual.
I will always be grateful for the companionship, support and great times with good friends, much of which I’ve had this week. And for sparkling lights in backyards.