Saturday, December 17, 2005
DAY'S-END INPUT. I've started walking away from the TV and logging off the Internet as typical day's-end activities. Instead of falling asleep to commercials and prime-time programming, I've taken to reading poetry. Instead of surfing for the latest world news and news perspectives, I've been perusing the perceptions and reflections of the likes of William Blake, Robert Frost, and Wendell Berry. I read the poems outloud, trying to gather the poet's intent and meaning. This is, to me, much more enjoyable than the usual TV cynicism and disappointing Internet applications.