Precisely a year ago, as Daylight Saving Time began, I took the opportunity to thank my friend Beata for her consistent inspiration and contributions to my blogs. So it seems only fitting that this year, I pay tribute to our mutual friend Katie who never fails to send me just the right poem, cartoon, or article at just the right time, and to keep us all abreast of local literary and cultural events that we might otherwise overlook.
Thanks to Katie
for this inspiring collection of connections:
Evening ~ Timing ~ Floating: Poetry by Leonard Orr
"Sometimes a girl just needs to read a good book!"
Books and Coffee and Nalewki
A Good Day to Be a Cat
Waiting for the Full Moon
What Makes Life So Sweet
Alas, Poor Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern! We Knew Them!
". . . If we deny our happiness, resist our satisfaction,
we lessen the importance of their deprivation.
We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure,
but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have
the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless
furnace of this world. . . . "
~ from "A Brief for the Defense" by Jack Gilbert