misc.

A mish-mash of things.

And her breath was the exhalation of wings,

the flapping of wings of a hundred scarlet ibis,

rising from the swamps of our land.

This stunning video from Viktor Cahoj and Devon Burns is part of a short film series called “Mornings,” where they capture people’s unique morning rituals.

Featured in the video is yoga teacher Krista Marie Starr and how she starts her day with tea and yoga. How do YOU start your mornings?

Poem of the Day: Try to Praise the Mutilated World

BY ADAM ZAGAJEWSKI
Try to praise the mutilated world.
Remember June’s long days,
and wild strawberries, drops of rosé wine.
The nettles that methodically overgrow
the abandoned homesteads of exiles.
You must praise the mutilated world.
You watched the stylish yachts and ships;
one of them had a long trip ahead of it,
while salty oblivion awaited others.
You’ve seen the refugees going nowhere,
you’ve heard the executioners sing joyfully.
You should praise the mutilated world.
Remember the moments when we were together
in a white room and the curtain fluttered.
Return in thought to the concert where music flared.
You gathered acorns in the park in autumn
and leaves eddied over the earth’s scars.
Praise the mutilated world
and the gray feather a thrush lost,
and the gentle light that strays and vanishes
and returns.


Music video by Whitney Houston performing Run To You. (C) 1992 Arista Records, Inc.