Saturday, July 02, 2016

Poems, essays, before I go into the next weeks

Almost forgot.
Lovely essay given to me by GretchenJoanna of
Donald Hall on his marriage with his wife, fellow poet
Jane Kenyon.
Also on marriage, this by Joni E Tada about
her marriage with Ken Tada,
really an example for us, 
in how love can grow in 
really difficult situations...
This one on marriage had some good points,
but some that I found almost nonsensical...
like how can an article have some really good points 
and then some that verge on nonsensical/not applicable to life? 
I would rather listen to Donald Hall than some of that.
I remember meeting Donald Hall, a year after Jane died,
at Calvin's Faith and Writing Conference,
autographs gotten, a few words;
I even met Annie Dillard, then.
Amazing, I was 19.
It's funny how when you are 19 or 18 and you think you can plan
how your life can and will go.
I had a 10 year plan, written on paper.
All I can say is thank God that plan never came about;
now I see that plan as near to a 'might-have-been' that was more from
the evil side of things than of the good (to give reference to 
L'Engle's Swiftly Tilting Planet).
What do to with our days, with out time,
that is often the question I am faced with
and I am not always very good at answering it.


Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

My life took a very different direction from that which I had envisaged as a teenager. I'm glad we can't actually plan our own futures on a long-term basis.

Pom Pom said...

Great post, E. Annie Dillard? Wow! I loved Teaching a Stone to Talk.