Our friend from Turkey says language is so delicate
he likens it to a darling.
We will take this word in our arms.
It will be small and breathing.
We will not wish to scare it.
Pressing lips to the edge of each syllable.
Nothing else will save us now.
—Naomi Shihab Nye, Darling
These strange and disturbing times here in the U.S. are exhausting. Today, I’m turning to art and literature to seek the places where peace and reason and hope reside.
BBC’s World Culture page is a refreshing portal for the kind of news and information that feeds the soul instead of steals from it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p016tmg0
Where do you turn when the news turns dark?