September 12, 2020

Truth

I am taking the evening off. The day was dark and ominous with very unhealthy air quality. First time that I can remember of not getting out of the house, except for 5 minutes when picking tomatoes and basil for dinner. Tough times here, but the air starts clearing tomorrow. My thoughts are with Portland and others in Oregon and California where the air is hazardous.

I share this poem from William Carlos Williams. Truth is what we need more of right now.

The Fool’s Song

I tried to put a bird in a cage.

                O fool that I am!

         For the bird was Truth.

Sing merrily, Truth: I tried to put

                 Truth in a cage!

And when I had the bird in the cage,

                 O fool that I am!

          Why, it broke my pretty cage.

Sing merrily, Truth: I tried to put

                  Truth in a cage!

And when the bird was flown from the cage,

                  O fool that I am!

            Why, I had nor bird nor cage.

Sing merrily, Truth: I tried to put

                   Truth in a cage!

             Heigh-ho! Truth in a cage.

William Carols Williams

Wash your hands, cover your nose, keep safe six, and strive for the truth.