03 July 2008

Drawing conclusions

This blog has been silent for quite some time, and I think the hiatus marked the unofficial end of "First Canada, and then the World!" I'm now in Seattle, I'm busy and happy and transitioning and missing India all in one breath. But I have no doubt that I will return to the Tamil Nadu heat before too long, if only to indulge in fresh grape juice, Classic Milds and the company of dear, dear friends. In the meanwhile, I'll be starting a new series of written ramblings here: chezmaddie.wordpress.com

À Bientôt!

Out through the fields and the woods
And over the walls I have wended;
I have climbed the hills of view
And looked at the world, and descended;
I have come by the highway home,
And lo, it is ended.

The leaves are all dead on the ground,
Save those that the oak is keeping
To ravel them one by one
And let them go scraping and creeping
Out over the crusted snow,
When others are sleeping.

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither;
The last long aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch-hazel wither;
The heart is still aching to seek,
But the feet question 'Whither?'

Ah, when to the heart of man
Was it ever less than a treason
To go with the drift of things,
To yield with a grace to reason,
And bow and accept the end
Of a love or a season?

Robert Frost, "Reluctance" (thanks to Nina McConigley for reminding me of this poem)