The AwakeningBy Paul Laurence Dunbar
I did not know that life could be so sweet,
I did not know the hours could speed so fleet,
Till I knew you, and life was sweet again.
The days grew brief with love and lack of pain —
I was a slave a few short days ago,
The powers of Kings and Princes now I know;
I would not be again in bondage, save
I had your smile, the liberty I crave.
I needed to go to MOM's Organic Market on Thursday, which is right near where Maddy lives, so we went out for bagels and I took her shopping with me. I hadn't seen her since she got back from California, so that was nice and I got to see a couple of her roommates though her cat was hiding. Plus I have vegan beef jerky. Adam sent photos from Curaçao of himself feeding ostriches and seeing lizards on the beach, so I am slightly jealous of that!
We watched The Orville
and clearly I had not read enough internet gossip because I neither knew about the cast change nor about the fact that the actor in question was apparently dating the show's creator (I liked the episode, but a lot of that can be attributed to the number of Star Trek actors making guest appearances). And we caught up on The Gifted
, which is pretty great. Here is The Awakening
, the sculpture now on the waterfront at National Harbor: