Today, Like Every Other Day
Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
Happy 81st Birthday,
to the woman who has not only taught but also shown me,
that there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
I love you.
Jeanette Alden Bennett Phelps!
June 19, 1948 – Mr. and Mrs. Dean Phelps
1962 – Baby #5
60th wedding anniversary