By the Stream
By Paul Laurence Dunbar
By the stream I dream in calm delight, and watch as in a glass,
How the clouds like crowds of snowy-hued and white-robed maidens pass,
And the water into ripples breaks and sparkles as it spreads,
Like a host of armored knights with silver helmets on their heads.
And I deem the stream an emblem fit of human life may go,
For I find a mind may sparkle much and yet but shallows show,
And a soul may glow with myriad lights and wondrous mysteries,
When it only lies a dormant thing and mirrors what it sees.
It rained from long before dawn till after dusk on Saturday, and while it was never pouring down triggering flood warnings, it was dark and gloomy and chilly. Adam went out to breakfast with Christine, then needed to pick up ice cream to take to a movie marathon with friends, so we stopped at the food store and CVS with him, took him to the party, and went to Bed, Bath & Beyond to get exciting things like a new doormat. If anyone is looking to adopt a kitten in the mid-Atlantic region, Katniss and Effie's foster mom has rescued several babies!
We caught up on the TV we missed this week, first Orphan Black, which is always amazing -- I keep forgetting that Leda's all one actress, Maslany should win Best Actress AND Best Supporting Actress -- then Once Upon a Time, which apart from the bad Orientalist stereotypes and the most annoying guy being back from the dead was better than any episode this season. The show hits its stride when it's mostly Regina and Emma, which this one was! From Marjorie Merriweather Post's collection of famous fashion on display at Hillwood earlier this year: