Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Praise Song for the Day

They huddled in the hallway around a television. Another TV was wheeled into the tutoring lab and all thought of work came to a standstill. Change is indeed in the air.

Elizabeth Alexander (poet): "Praise song for the day - Each day we go about our business walking past each other catching each other's eyes - or not - about to speak or speaking. All about us is noise. All about us is noise and bramble, thorn and din. Each one of our ancestors on our tongues.

Someone is stitching up a hem, darning a hole in a uniform, patching a tire... repairing the things in need of repair. Someone is trying to make music somewhere..."

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