Saturday, July 03, 2010

Breaking Radio Silence From Down in the Hole

I received an e-mail yesterday from my master's program. How would I like my name to appear on my diploma?

And the angels sang.

Seems like a good time to break radio silence, or blog lethargy.

A few things could still go wrong, but I think that's a guide with a candle at the end of the tunnel and not the express train.

A few other things are looking positive also, so while life's never perfect, it's nice to lean back for a moment this weekend and draw a deep breath, even as beyond all the times insist on being interesting.

I wish I could find the exact quote, but Alexander Solschenizyn once wrote of looking at apple trees after a rain.

As long as there are moments like that, he noted, it's possible to go on and persevere a little longer.

Amen.



8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats man! Great to hear. I try to keep in mind those golden moments myself. It's not always easy,

Christine said...

" ... I stand under an apple tree in blossom and I breathe. Not only the apple tree but the grass round it glistens with moisture; words cannot describe the sweet fragrance that pervades the air. I inhale as deeply as I can, and the aroma invades my whole being; I breathe with my eyes open, I breathe with my eyes closed-I cannot say which gives me the greater pleasure. ... "

Sidney said...

Thanks, Christine. I couldn't seem to find that online this a.m. The particular line I was thinking of is at the end: "As long as there is fresh air to breathe under an apple tree after a shower, we may survive a little longer."

It's all at http://www.sad34.net/~globalclassroom/Library/Russiathreeprosepoems

Kate S said...

Yay! Congratulations! I hope your apple tree moment lasts. :)

Lana Gramlich said...

Congratulations, hon! You GO boy!

Erik Donald France said...

Amen, brother -- and major congrats!

Steve Malley said...

I was going to do a lyric from 'Down in the Hole' (theme to the Wire, if any of you guys wondered), but that song's WAY too pessimistic for the occasion...

CONGRATULATIONS, man! :-D

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