journey lite  

slightly_sexy8 39F
361 posts
11/23/2005 2:21 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

journey lite

Just reading blogs again and came across one post which was discussing being able to read between the lines of things. For some reason that post made me think of that Walt Whitman poem about the astronomer that I have always liked, although reading it now I am not entirely sure why.

I know I read between the lines far too much. I look for meaning in places where meaning often doesn’t seem to exist but actually I like it that way. Usually I come away quite amazed at the wonder and complexity of people.

I feel tired tonight. I was up far too late last night for such an early start to a busy day. Not that I regret it. No regrets on this journey. My journey lite.

When I heard the learned astronomer

When I heard the learned astronomer,
When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me,
When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them,
When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room,
How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick,
Till rising and gliding out I wandered off by myself,
In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time,
Looked up in perfect silence at the stars.

Walt Whitman

Music ‒ Five for fighting ‒ 100 years


janmecir 54M
158 posts
11/25/2005 1:16 pm

Hi S

I'm back

It's freezing Friday. I'm listening to Sigur Ros. They're from Iceland. This has been a Sigur Ros kind of day. Maybe I'll have a Walt Whitman kind of day next week.

Reading between the lines. Slipping between the cracks. Walking along the edge......
Are you an 'inbetween' sort of person?


'With all we have for the day/we sit down excited'(Sigur Ros)
I love Sigur Ros at the moment.......

I'm just saying hello really.....

smartmama 59F

11/27/2005 9:18 am

nice poem

476 posts
11/29/2005 8:26 am

"Usually I come away quite amazed at the wonder and complexity of people."

I know you won't believe it but your comment expresses my sentiment very well. I just get tired of dealing with people that lack personal integrity. I have a very deep rooted sense tht if you say you will do something you should do it regardless of the personal cost. Some people call that character. It is what I admire the most in people.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I haven't been doing much there. All my energy is being directed toward putting together a film. Nice to hear from you.


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