As the August days grow shorter in a hot summer of social distancing, here is a sample of my thoughts:
I learned to count
on my fingers.
Now, years later,
what can I count on?
And I'd like also to make a quick mention of a project I've been part of -- with results that you are likely to enjoy. Gathered by Rosemary Winslow and Catherine Lee, a collection of thoughtful essays, DEEP BEAUTY -- Experiencing Wonder When the World Is on Fire (Woodhall Press, 2020). My essay, "When I'm Quiet Enough to See" tells of beauty's connection to my childhood on a farm, to poetry, to mathematics, and is available here.