March 11th, 2017

I went out

It is 2:15 PM Saturday afternoon in the death flow. It is a cold snowy cloudy day here in West Michigan. It is hard to believe we are almost at the end of Winter for another year. I long for Spring and seeing flowers and trees turning green once again.

I got up this morning around 7:15 AM. When I got up I found my wife reading her Bible in the living room. I made oatmeal for us for breakfast. I ate my oatmeal at the dining room table reading St. John of the Cross. I had last night an intense spiritual dream wherein I was repeating over and over a stanza in the poem "The Spiritual Canticle" "I went out calling You, and You were gone".

I read for devotions this morning from these two books-

"The Collected Works of St. John of the Cross" translated by Kieran Kavanaugh & Otilio Rodriguez

"Light On The Mountain: Greek Patristic and Byzantine Homilies on the Transfiguration of the Lord" Translated By Brian E. Daley, S.J.

I volunteered at the Herrick District Public Library used books store today The Book Nook from 10 o'clock AM till 1 o'clock PM. The book nook today was super quiet so I read and wandered the store till my replacement came.

I brought home from the book nook these two books to ADD to our library-

"Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold" fiction by Margaret Atwood

"Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul" by Charles King

While at the Book Nook I read when not wandering the store from a book titled, "John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman" by Robert Skidelsky.

Last night I watched taped television shows with my wife and read "Frog" a novel by Stephen Dixon. Yesterday in the mail I received two books I had ordered from Amazon-

"Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga" by Hunter S. Thompson

"The Stories Of Stephen Dixon" by Stephen Dixon

Well here I sit feeling wasted. I will close to drift into darkness. There is no way out. Trapped.
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Used Books Haul



"Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold" fiction by Margaret Atwood

"Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul" by Charles King

"John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946: Economist, Philosopher, Statesman" by Robert Skidelsky.

"Frog" a novel by Stephen Dixon

"Robert Lowell Setting The River On Fire: A Study Of Genius, Mania, And Character" by Kay Redfield Jamison

"Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga" by Hunter S. Thompson

"The Stories Of Stephen Dixon" by Stephen Dixon

"Whitman" Poetry Selected, with an introduction and notes, by Lesle A. Fiedler

"The Crying Of Lot 49" a novel by Thomas Pynchon

"The Life of Samuel Johnson" by James Boswell Abridged, with an Introduction by Bergan Evans [Modern Library College Edition]

"The Light of Evening" a novel by Edna O'Brien

"The Bull From The Sea" a novel by Mary Renault

"Catch As Catch Can: The Collected Stories And Other Writings" by Joseph Heller Edited By Matthew J. Bruccoli & Park Bucker

"The Oxford Companion To American Military History" Edited By John Whiteclay Chambers II

"The Planets" history of science by Dava Sobel

"Johnny One-Eye" a novel by Jerome Charyn

"The National Trust: Historic Houses of Britain" by Adrian Tinniswood
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    contemplative contemplative