Ahhhh...it has been foggy here in the NW these days...so foggy this morning that i cannot see the freeway which is approximately 100 yards from my "slit-window"! There's a poem...by....mmmmm....who wrote this:
(Editor's note: found that story at http://learningenglish.voanews.com/content/a-23-2009-07-31-voa2-83141882/117083.html. You can listen or read!)
The leaf that didn't fall throughout the autumn and winter kept the bedridden woman alive. Seeing her (the mountain Rainier!) reminds me that I have the strength to get through this. I have days that feel as tho' I am one catalyst away from totally crashing. Then I look out the window and see the sun gently kissing Rainier, making her blush a pale pink. As I watch, she speaks to me.... "It will all be good, it will all work out."
Here's a haiku...just feels right:
Has vanished from my aged heart
Leaving not a trace
- Lio Sogi (1421-1502)