Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Pillow Book 32. All Things

I made a small change to the title, and it has made all the difference.

32. All Things

xxxxxAll things diminish as they grow older, a friend of many years said last week. Even the expanding universe must contract. This morning, as I am boiling water to make coffee, his words come back to me, as sure as before, but smaller, because the whistling of the kettle takes up space. The steam was not so long ago a patch of snow. Love is what life boils into.

*

No comments: