Tuesday, March 23, 2010

most this amazing day

lately my husband has been like, "what's up with you never posting on your blog anymore?" and i'm like, "i dunno!" so this post is for you, honey.

today when i woke up i remembered that FANTASTIC MR. FOX (more about that later) came out on dvd today, and i was so excited that we went to the grocery store first thing. it was so foggy that it was quite hard to see; but when we came out, most of the fog had lifted.
it had already been a good morning: little c. was great in the store, (quite unusual,) we were both excited to watch fantastic mr. fox, a movie that my whole family has been dying to see since we saw the first trailer for it months and months ago ( i ♥ wes anderson very much,) and we were listening to a great song.
i started looking around my neighborhood, and it was beautiful. the frost had settled all over everything, making even the brown, reedy weeds look beautiful. and everywhere there was steam rising up from the ground, like in brigadoon when it disappears. all of a sudden this poem that i memorized in my first humanities class in college (the class that got me to fall in love with the humanities forever) sprang into my mind,

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any--lifted from the no
of all nothing--human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
-e.e. cummings

it made me happy. i hope you had a happy day, too.


Stella said...

I REALLY did. I went on this long walk on a path that seems to be changing every day. Like overnight there were the beginnings of spring buds on the trees!

Yay for hubster to get you to post! I love and miss your posts.

And ee...he's my FAVORITE.

The ears of my ears are happy.

Lisa said...

This is something I envy about you Joanne (and I think one thing that defines you and makes you so unique)...You possess some understanding, or appreciation for things that I just can't wrap my little brain around. I think I'll try and stop and look around today when I'm out and about...thanks for the post!

Nat said...

I LOVE that poem! I really should read poetry more... And I'll have to check out that movie; I'm sure my little kids would love it, too.

Today I opened up all my blinds in my house and cleaned all my windows; it was so nice to see the sun shining and to clean some grungy things!

You rock. End of story.

traveltwin said...

thanks for that, jo. i don't know why, but i'm crying now.

Jenn Kirk said...

That movie was great! And I love your happy post. Needed that this morning. And welcome back to posting!