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A Poem and Another Staycation Week

It’s another staycation week for our crew!

I’m not sure how our quiet summer has zipped by so quickly.

I feel like our days have been full, but not necessarily busy. I rather like it.

I don’t know what we will be doing this week. Probably trying to decide if I’m buying school supplies or not buying school supplies. Ha!

But seriously.

Before I leave you to your own devices this week, I thought I’d share a poem I’ve enjoyed lately from Emily Dickinson.

As imperceptibly as Grief
The Summer lapsed away —
Too imperceptible at last
To seem like Perfidy —
A Quietness distilled
As Twilight long begun,
Or Nature spending with herself
Sequestered Afternoon —
The Dusk drew earlier in —
The Morning foreign shone —
A courteous, yet harrowing Grace,
As Guest, that would be gone —
And thus, without a Wing
Or service of a Keel
Our Summer made her light escape
Into the Beautiful.

Emily Dickinson

(By the way, perfidy means deceitfulness or untrustworthiness. I had to look it up! Perfidy was used once in the Declaration of Independence and in that context meant betrayal.)

Take care this week.

Have loads of fun.

Work hard, but not too hard.

And by all means, enjoy something each day that makes you feel ridiculously happy.

I’ll see you back here next Monday.

In the meantime, I can’t totally quit you guys, so I’m sure I’ll be sharing what’s going on with us on Facebook or Instagram stories.

P.S. You may enjoy one of these past posts:

A Year Without Grades – what I learned from our time in Irish school

Herringbone Rolling Plant Caddy – Still have this one!

Deconstructed Fresh Berry Oatmeal Crisp (so, so delicious. I may have to make it this week.)

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