Today, I celebrate my second blogiversary! And what better way than with some poetry? Here is a poem I fell in love with after reading it over at Big A little a, awhile ago.
By Czeslaw Milosz
Human reason is beautiful and invincible.
No bars, no barbed wire, no pulping of books,
No sentence of banishment can prevail against it.
It establishes the universal ideas in language,
And guides our hand so we write Truth and Justice
With capital letters, lie and oppression with small.
It puts what should be above things as they are,
Is an enemy of despair and a friend of hope.
To read the rest of the poem
[Edited to Add]: We're supposed to have a huge snow storm today. It was announced yesterday afternoon that the schools will close at noon and my husband's office party will be cancelled (our one night out a year!). I have to admit, I was halfway hoping for a snow day. My fourth grader and I were studying for today's math and spelling test, and it was a struggle. The new math ways are so different from the way I learned to do it, so long ago. Frustration all around. If she only had one more day to study. But it's beautiful outside, right now. Sigh.
Time to hunker down and get some work done while the kids are in school.
What are you going to get done today?