Jan 21 – David Whyte “Enough”

Wednesday January 21  — Working Days

Week 3 of this Semester still gathers momentum, still lots of “first meetings” of the term, students and teachers learning about each other,  learning what the character of this class might become during its 14 weeks.  The MLK Day break makes a little breathing space while we settle in for the long haul.

“It’s worth it,” says the wind;  we mean to say that too as we catch  each other’s eyes hurrying to get our work done.   David Whyte’s short poem makes a good breathing space for people in a hurry.   We ran it last year on January 30;  a good January poem.

Friday I’ll be in Denver for a board meeting.  The list returns next Monday.  Have a good weekend.


john sj


Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.

This opening to the life
we have refused
again and again
until now.

David Whyte, in Where Many Rivers Meet, 1990


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