Saturday, December 07, 2013

Poem for Saturday, Brookside, Doctor Bashir I Presume

My Cocoon Tightens
By Emily Dickinson

My cocoon tightens, colors tease,
I ’m feeling for the air;
A dim capacity for wings
Degrades the dress I wear.

A power of butterfly must be
The aptitude to fly,
Meadows of majesty concedes
And easy sweeps of sky.

So I must baffle at the hint
And cipher at the sign,
And make much blunder, if at last
I take the clew divine.


It poured all day Friday, and it was chilly and generally gloomy. Between the dark and having two cats sleeping on me, I had trouble getting out of bed. I wouldn't be so annoyed about the weather now if we didn't have a snowstorm looming that is going to ruin my birthday weekend, when we were planning to go to Richmond to art museums and holiday lights; right now it looks like travel on Sunday is going to be impossible, sigh. I spent the productive part of the morning finishing a review of Deep Space Nine's superb "Doctor Bashir, I Presume", then I picked Adam up from school so he didn't have to walk in the pouring rain. He wanted to go to the bank to deposit some checks and upgrade his savings account, so we did that, then we went to the food store to get Nutella in case we get snowed in, lest he should be deprived for a few days.

After dinner we went to Best Buy to look at tablets and transformer books though I'm not sure that even with birthday and holiday money I'll be able to afford the one I want and may have to wait either till the Galaxy Tab Lite comes out or till my anniversary, whichever comes first. In happier news, Adam was admitted to the University of Wisconsin -- the first of what we hope will be several acceptances this month. When we came home, we realized that we had never watched last week's Nikita, so instead of watching this week's out of order, I subjected my husband to my new bargain copy of Real Steel, which remains very entertaining despite a really silly script -- action movies are all about the performances to me -- and has two fun making-of featurettes and a blooper reel. Sunny summer and fall flower pics from Brookside:


Gin G said...

aerfrnnHappy birthday. I like the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 not the latest but good price and I can do so much with it. Watching shows quietly in bed has been a plus, not to mention the book storage.
Also I loved the poem. I did not know this one.

littlereview said...

My husband has the same Kindle you do (I have the generation before, no bluetooth) but I really want one that runs full Android or Windows -- the Amazon app store is too limited in its offerings and I don't want to buy another Kindle only to root it so that I can use the Google Play store!