1. ARS LONGA
By Hilde Domin
in a bird’s throat
breath of air
in the branches.
like the wind itself
its holy breath
goes in and out.
Always the breath finds
throat of birds.
Always the word
the holy word
in a mouth.
–trans. by Agnes Stein
2.. Exchange between me and my 9-year-old niece after she FB-friended me and I looked at her page:
“Savannah, you darling girl! What is iPigWorld if you please?”
“it an AWESOME app that you make a pig name and its color. its so awesome!! how are you”
4. Video clip of Good Friday procession, in silence, from Brooklyn’s St. James Cathedral across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall, Ground Zero, and St. Peter’s in Manhattan:
Newscaster: “What does this mean to you?”
Anonymous member of the faithful: “Everything”…
“Having a passion makes it easier to stay sober…This feels like I’m always having to grow. I can’t write the same song twice. I always have to go into a place I don’t understand and figure out something…The challenge of writing is so profound that it’s gonna take me the rest of my life to start to get good at it…I’m gett’n better…I think it takes a long time…it takes a long time”…