Being 12 hours ahead of EDT is really difficult—I feel like I’m missing everything, which is strange, because I’m actually experiencing everything 12 hours BEFORE they do. THEY’RE the ones who are missing out!
Masons, when they start upon a building,
Are careful to test out the scaffolding;
Make sure that planks won’t slip at busy points,
Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints.
And yet all this comes down when the job’s done
Showing off walls of sure and solid stone.
So if, my dear, there sometimes seem to be
Old bridges breaking between you and me
Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall,
Confident that we have built our wall.
Seamus Heaney (1939-2013)
I was dead tired last night on my way home, and stood the entire 40-minutes subway ride home so that I wouldn’t miss my stop. I had my eyes closed for much of it, but at some point, I opened them, and looked around, and saw this poem. And it sounds supremely corny, but it woke me up.
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FINALLY, someone admits the psychosis these reality dating shows create among the contestants.