Friday, December 11, 2009


I'm watching the first 5 Harry Potter movies (still need to buy Half Blood Prince), for what seems like the hundredth time, in the wee hours* of the morning because I worked last night and now I can't sleep. Also, words like "tonight", "last night", and "tomorrow" have started to confuse me. I go to work on a Wednesday evening, come home, take a nap, and suddenly "tomorrow" is Friday! How much more eloquently** a professional writer can say such things:
by Emily Dickinson
Will there really be a "Morning"?
Is there such a thing as "Day"?
Could I see it from the mountains
If I were as tall as they?
Has it feet like Water lilies?
Has it feathers like a Bird?
Is it brought from famous countries
Of which I have never heard?
Oh some Scholar! Oh some Sailor!
Oh some Wise Men from the skies!
Please to tell a little Pilgrim
Where the place called "Morning" lies!
*Technically, 2am isn't a "wee hour" to me any more. That's more like 4-5am. Plenty of "normal" people (including all college students) are still awake at 2am.
**Don't you love how the word "eloquent" sounds exactly like what it means?!

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