July 28, 2011
Pinched quote and flowers
Pinched this quote from the word-a-day in a mailbox (the word being the most delightful "anserine", an adjective meaning relating to a goose; stupid, silly). Beneath it was their quote for the day:
Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry. -William Butler Yeats. Lovely, yes?
I love the word a day emails but the words remove themselves out of my head the moment the email is closed. My memory has become just terrible in terms of retention. I can still remember looking out our giant screen window on the porch when I was ten, watching a languid summer wind set the leaves in the trees in a slow motion like petticoats under a wide skirt, but I cannot remember anyone's name, new words, old words, how to operate anything technical requiring more than three steps, sigh. As Paul McCartney's album/song says - memory almost full.