Look at my icon!! Can you believe it? I found an icon with part of one of my favorite e.e.cummings poems on it AND a Stargate. Now if that’s not the epitome of cool, I don’t know what is. And now, because you must read it, I shall post the whole poem.

pity this busy monster, manunkind

pity this busy monster, manunkind,

not. Progress is a comfortable disease:
your victim (death and life safely beyond)

plays with the bigness of his littleness
— electrons deify one razorblade
into a mountainrange; lenses extend
unwish through curving wherewhen till unwish
returns on its unself.
A world of made
is not a world of born — pity poor flesh

and trees, poor stars and stones, but never this
fine specimen of hypermagical

ultraomnipotence. We doctors know

a hopeless case if — listen: there’s a hell
of a good universe next door; let’s go

— e. e. cummings

I love cummings, I hate cummings, I don’t understand cummings, I understand too much of cummings. He’s one of the very few poets I know of who can completely disregard punctuation and capitalization and still be one of my favorites; usually it just annoys me.

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Yay, Hamlet.

Did you know that hiraeth is a Welsh word meaning “the longing for home”? I think that is beautiful.

I don’t believe I mentioned that I was on spring break. I AM ON SPRING BREAK!! Very very happy about that. There are so many fun things I want to do on break, I know I won’t be able to get them all done. But, I am determined to do as much of it as I can! Unfortunately there are some less-fun things that must be done over break, such as finding a summer job, writing that Brit lit paper, and getting more volunteer hours in. I shall remain undaunted! *charges* Actually I made a good start on things today, it was good.

I listened to so much music today, it’s amazing. Working more on my ongoing and neverending music project! Bands of late include: Beulah, Built to Spill, and Big Country. Everyone should go check them out!

Finished The Lost Tales last week, so I’m onto Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques now, courtesy of Sarah who gave it to me awhile back. I’ve got books backed up like whoa. It’s VERY good to be reading something other than The Origin of Species, no matter what it is. I got to reading my Brit Lit book the other day and came across The Sons of Uisliu, which was…interesting. Highly tragic Welsh tale. I think I need to research that more, find out some of the backstory and historical context.

Adamastor: The spirit of the stormy Cape (Good Hope), described by Camoëns in the Lusiad as a hideous phantom. According to Barreto, he was one of the giants who invaded heaven. <–looked that up while reading this. I like that word a lot…say it with me now, Adamastor. See, doesn’t it just sound neat?

Adamastor adamastor adamastor