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Weekly Wisdom 11-05-2015

Post Date: 
Thursday, November 5, 2015


Closing the Circle

by Wendell Berry

Within the circles of our lives
we dance the circles of the years,
the circles of the seasons
within the circles of the years,
the cycles of the moon
within the circles of the seasons,
the circles of our reasons
within the cycles of the moon.

Again, again we come and go,
changed, changing.  Hands
join, unjoin in love and fear,
grief and joy.  The circles turn,
each giving into each, into all.
Only music keeps us here,

each by all the others held.
In the hold of hands and eyes
we turn in pairs, that joining
joining each to all again.

And then we turn aside, alone,
out into the sunlight gone

into the darker circles of return.


In this month of "novembering" there is warmth as the northern hemisphere cools down. It’s a warmth that comes from moving indoors, anticipating holidays, participating in the rituals of Fall, remembering loved ones. 

It brings an end to the Farmers Market, to coats hanging in the hall closet, to sandals and flip flops and iced tea on the porch. 

But it brings a newness as chocolate, smoke coming from chimneys, long lazy mornings with no yard work to accomplish for weekend warriors.

There’s always something to be thankful for.

From Sunday’s Seattle Times, by Larry Stone
Pain of loss to No. 8 Stanford is a sign of progress for WSU, Mike Leach
They began the season as a punchline, a cautionary tale. Their coach was on the endangered list and their season already seemingly lost after a brutal opening defeat to Portland State.
But Washington State pulled itself back into improbable relevancy, to the point that Saturday’s 30-28 loss at Martin Stadium meant something more than just another game slipping away late.

It’s called HOPE... a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen...ambition, anticipation, aspiration, belief, confidence, desire, expectation...
HOPE can change everything.








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