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Making No Compromises With the Public Taste
Poem for Thursday and Longwood Fountains 
Thursday, 7th November 2019 12:43 am

The Wings of Daylight
By W.S. Merwin

Brightness appears showing us everything
it reveals the splendors it calls everything
but shows it to each of us alone
and only once and only to look at
not to touch or hold in our shadows
what we see is never what we touch
what we take turns out to be something else
what we see that one time departs untouched
while other shadows gather around us
the world’s shadows mingle with our own
we had forgotten them but they know us
they remember us as we always were
they were at home here before the first came
everything will leave us except the shadows
but the shadows carry the whole story
at first daybreak they open their long wings

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I had a very social Wednesday, so I got nothing practical done but it was fun! Denise came over, we went out to get CalTort's free nacho day chips and some lunch (plus a cherry hamantaschen from Goldberg's, which we shared), and we did a Cobalion raid and a couple of Pokemon trades, plus we watched most of Avengers: Age of Ultron because we were in a Science Bros mood. Then she headed back to Baltimore to beat traffic and I left for Gaithersburg when Paul got home to celebrate Carrie's birthday with Angela, Jack, Lena and several other friends, which was awesome.

We met at Not Your Average Joe's, where I nearly ordered the goat cheese salad but wound up hungry enough to want a veggie burger, and we all ended up sharing a Peanut Butter Thing which is one of my favorite desserts. Then Paul and I came home for the second hour of The Masked Singer, which remains my favorite mindless entertainment pretty much of all time, and Stumptown, and since I don't ship Dex and Grey at all though much of the internet apparently does, I enjoyed her with Fiona a lot. From Longwood Gardens, the last weekend of the summer season fountain show:

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