Monday, January 31, 2005

The last day of January: cool clear afternoon

____I passed up a chance to teach as a substitute at the Donne High School this morning, in order to attend my scheduled exam for state certification for clerk. This test had all computer knowledge, including rules, codes, and definitions. I failed by three points. I get to retake the test the day after tomorrow.

_____Today's shape is an ellipse. Today's colors are creamy white, the color of cottage cheese, and the color of whip cream. Today's numbers are 31, 131, 310104, 311, 31,012,004, and 2. Today's divinity is a moon goddess. Today's texture is thick grit, not too dry but not soaked grit, the grit of sandy soil. Speaking of grit, tomorrow's breakfast will include grits. Today's animal is a star-nosed mole. Today's music is dancehall reggae from Jamaica. Today's writer is Thomas Merton, whose birthday it is today. He was born in Prades, France, in 1915. He died in 1968, after he had gone travelling through Asia and had met the Dalai Lama. He had accidentally touched an electric fanafter he stepped from his bath. That was the year of the Tet Offensive in Viet Nam.

______Time to chill out with some on-line backgammon.

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