Some "light" reading for Yetserday...
I spent a very short time doing forensics in high school, but these were the two pieces that me and my mother chose together for me to read. This first poem is her favorite, and I am pretty sure The Gift of the Magi was something I read in AP English. I talk a lot about microcosms hidden away in my life, and these two pieces still touch me today, they still give me great hope.
Speaking of touching, yesterday was the one year anniversary of the very first "You and I" email linking the eponymous Doors song to the "election is not to die bold" message that is now on it's third iteration. It also happened to be Janet's birthday, so happy birthday to you. I am hoping that one day we will call it the youNiversary, and maybe some people will celebrate it. If I were to choose a day, a single day, that to define the change wrought by the touch of the master's hand, it would be June 23, 2016.
Well, you'll never believe it; but looking at "The Gift" it's just not the story I read in the year 1997; though I'm sure the story I read was called that. Almost positive. The story I actually read is included here also, it's called "The Necklace." For what it's worth, my "take away" from that story, linking it to the Magi and to the Touch... is something about the world "paying in" for a long, long time for a goal, or a thing that they weren't sure was real, or they were sure wasn't. In the end though, it turns out that it truly is "the real thing." This, friends, is the real thing.
Adam Marshall Dobrinabout.me/ssiah