Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Making it through

Christmas season plus Life plus four exams in eight days ...

I'm not really sleeping.  Most days I'm sitting at my desk looking through notes, making new notes, feeling horribly sick to my stomach because there is no possible way to Know Everything.

I take breaks.  I read a few blogs.  I check Facebook.  There's a lot of crank and angst (crank'n'angst.  Fun if you say it fast!)  This does not calm me down.

And then I remember ...

My personal mantra.  "Read the Boys."

This mantra makes no sense until you realize I'm talking about three poets whose work touches me:
Stephen Berg, Malcolm Guite, and John Blase.

Today it was Stephen's lines that made me exhale.

"How exquisite to hear the lyric required to kick-
    start every stalled moment of your broken life."

And now, if you'll excuse me, I have some more studying to do.