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Poem for Wednesday and Socially Distant Birthday


Love's Philosophy
By Percy Bysshe Shelley

The fountains mingle with the river
And the rivers with the ocean,
The winds of heaven mix for ever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one spirit meet and mingle.
Why not I with thine?—

See the mountains kiss high heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister-flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth
And the moonbeams kiss the sea:
What is all this sweet work worth
If thou kiss not me?

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Wednesday was Paul's birthday, though it was of necessity a pretty low key one. He had a bunch of phone conferences, I worked on a bunch of scanned photos, we had leftover pizza for lunch. My dad dropped off some presents and we had a socially distant conversation on the sidewalk, then I talked to a couple of neighbors from the same distance.

My parents had offered to get us dinner and we were going to have Cheesecake Factory, but they were only delivering till 4:30, so we had BGR instead. Then we took a walk and Skyped with our kids (both still locked down, both restless). We didn't make it through a full episode of TV because his relatives kept calling but it was nice to hear from everyone!

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