Egads, where has the time went?! There’s micro-time, this week, wherein:
- I drove to North Adams for a meeting,
- have my reading tonight with Kim Rogers at the Green Street Café (which I am so excited about; that and the dinner provided — Green St. has an excellent menu!),
- and tomorrow afternoon I’m visiting, in my capacity as local poet, a classroom of first-graders at the Smith College Campus School.
Add that to all my regular doings & whatnot with the boys, and that’s a pretty action-packed week for me. The last item is of special note — I’m not altogether confident of being able to keep one 7 yr old’s interest, never mind a roomful of them. I’m going to read them two poems from Hunger All Inside, “All Souls'” and “Night Visits”, and we’ll talk about Halloween and what a metaphor is. I’ll let you know how it goes.
And, as if the reading tonight weren’t event enough, yesterday was Lance’s birthday. He’s coming with me tonight, and our dinner will be our first without the kids since Aidan was born. Our first night out together, alone.
Which brings me to macro-time, this year, which is almost over! Too soon to start enumerating blessings etc., but oy! This year has slipped by me as sneakily as Vincent hiding a bread knife (a.k.a. his “sharp sword” which he needs to fight the “bad witches”) behind his back. That Thanksgiving is a mere 2 weeks away, and you-know-what soon after, doesn’t even bear thinking about. Oy.