Love song

I thought it was time to visit the poem that influenced my blog’s title.  Not all of it is included.

LET us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherised upon a table;
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
The muttering retreats         5
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question …         10
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our visit.

There will be time, there will be time
To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet;
There will be time to murder and create,
And time for all the works and days of hands
That lift and drop a question on your plate;         30
Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of a toast and tea.
Do I dare         45
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
 
I do not think that they will sing to me.         125
 
I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.
 
We have lingered in the chambers of the sea
By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown         130
Till human voices wake us, and we drown.

Go ahead and read all of it.  You’ll thank me.

Doctoral update

It’s been a while.  I’ve been busy.  At least I tell myself that.  I attended my first doctoral residency (and technically my last, but I could attend more if I wanted).  I discovered that: 1. writing a doctoral study will be the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in life 2. APA style is a god (idolaters!) and 3. not all people with master’s degrees look like they have an IQ over 90. 

 

At least I narrowed my topic/research question.  Ta-Da!  Problem:  Many students use Web 2.0 social networking tools in personal life but don’t use them in the classroom.  Question: How can a classroom teacher integrate social networking tools?  That’s as far as I’ve gotten, people.

 

A Walden faculty member suggested I also study collaboration.  I’m pretty excited about it.  I need to buy some books for my “professional library.”  Right now I’m just plodding along, doing assignments every few days, and feeling as if I should being reading every scholarly article ever written about collaboration and technology.  But the feeling passes when I sit down to watch the latest episode of Project Runway (I like Christian).

 

Do you ever feel burdened by your responsibilities?  Not the ones like feed the kids (we can just assume those type of responsibilities always feel like a burden) but the ones you inflict on yourself?  The ones like:  I’m going to read these blogs everyday, I’m going to get my doctorate, I’m going to eat vegetables. 

 

Oh well.  I think I’m just in a funk.   I promise I’ll keep reading.  And working on my Ed.D. And eating veggies. 

 

Maybe what I need is a new pair of shoes…..