Sunday, September 25, 2016


From Brain Pickings this morning. The rest is from me.

What I could,
I changed;
What I couldn’t,
I endured.

Dorothy Vaughan
NASA mathematician

The birds in flight
On the bookshelves
Remind me
Of possibilities
Even as I sit in the living room
In the blue chair,
The walker
In front of me.
Then I read
This quotation
From Dorothy Vaughan,
An African American mathematician
In the 1940’s.
I am amazed
At her endurance.
If she could do it
So can I
So can I
So can I.
The birds continue flying
On the bookshelves.
I fly
In my own way.
I change what I can.
I endure what I must.
But always
I fly.

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