Lent March 5

Incidents of Joy, Saturday

  • Jo-Ann Fabric: college kid clerk at recognized my Hamilton shirt, which started a conversation about the musical, acting, and taking risks.
  • The old man checking receipts at an exit wore a badge with the name Clyde. “Hi, Clyde!” I said, and he smiled broadly.
  • Freesia at Trader Joe’s
  • Kalamata olive bread dipped in olive oil
  • Getting off the freeway. Finally.

Tom O’Roughley, WB Yeats

“Though logic choppers rule the town,
And every man and maid and boy
Has marked a distant object down,
An aimless joy is a pure joy,”
Or so did Tom O’Roughley say
That saw the surges running by,
‘And wisdom is a butterfly
And not a gloomy bird of prey”

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