"Dream good… Stay glad… Keep hoping machine running."
Happy birthday, Woody Guthrie! Celebrate with his enormously endearing 1942 New Year’s Resolution list.
“Wall Piece with 200 Letters” by Mikko Kuorinki
I’m praying that your eyes are the first to go
Tablo, “Eyes, Nose, Lips”
the way they looked when you smiled
the way they opened and closed
and your nose, every single breath against my neck
and then your lips, every empty promise made and said
you aren’t plane. you are made of stars. by Caroline Kim
After a while you learn the subtle difference
Veronica Shoffstall, “Comes the Dawn”
Between holding a hand and chaining a soul,
And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
And company doesn’t mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts
And presents aren’t promises,
And you begin to accept your defeats
With your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child,
And you learn to build all your roads on today,
Because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn
That even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure…
That you really are strong,
And you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn…
With every goodbye you learn.
Neil’s words from the last episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”