dear ann arbor family –
see you in the fall
there will be bands & dancing as we reunite eventually.
i really appreciate you
for filling us with coffee and optimism.
“joy weathers any storm: happiness rides the waves.”
we’ve all had those days.
‘when everything gets turned upside down,
it only leads to better quality stuff.’
“finish each day and be done with it.
you have done what you could.
some blunders and absurdities
no doubt crept in;
forget these as soon as you can.
tomorrow is a new day.
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered
with your old nonsense”
-ralph waldo emerson
july full moon – ann arbor summer
another unexpected mishap
while singing and dancing in my house
while playing extreme family badminton
after lots and lots of walking and hiking
running on the ice with the kinders
limping to the doctor for a boot
it’s only a matter of time
and i’m sure that
a new happy and healthy activity
to challenge me
but i’m going to
keep the boot this time.
“my optimism wears heavy boots and is loud.”
50 years ago this week
we were in the midst of a detroit riot
we have come such a long way
still have a way to go
but here we go.
“since its founding, detroit has been a place of perpetual flames. numerous times the city has suffered riots and each time the city has burned to the ground. the city’s flag acknowledges as much.
speramus meliora; resurget cineribus:
we hope for better things;
it shall rise from the ashes.”
detroit free press – 1967