I love Sundays. You've had enough time to forget about the work week, and finally have enough energy to start thinking about the next one (which is what I'm avoiding now). Weekends are very necessary. I went to visit my amazing sister this weekend. It rained all day Saturday, but we trudged from store to store as we did our errands. We stopped by Ann Taylor Loft, but decided we didn't need anything. The mall was similarly uneventful, but I did get two necklaces for seven dollars a piece. I've really been in the mood to buy some "bling", so I was excited about my purchases! Once again, my sister steered me away from fashion catastrophe at countless stores. Last night, she did work while I read about all the books I need to read and discovered that JEM had a new album. I'm pretty pumped about listening to it on my way to work on Monday morning. New music makes everything better. :)
So I was thinking about William Butler Yeats. There is this one poem, it's fairly famous, and the line goes "but one man loved the pilgrim soul in you." It echos in my head sometimes. Perhaps it's the cadence. I'm not exactly even sure what the poem means, but I sometimes love to revel in the gray area. And sometimes I feel free to have my own misinterpretations.
Long day. I painted my toes pink, and that has made everything better. I'll leave with Yeats.
When You Are Old
by William Butler Yeats
When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
I'm really excited, because I get today off from school. It's a welcome break after the first two weeks. This weekend I went and visited my amazing sister and we checked out the Loft's 15 dollar sweaters. We both bought three each. Now, these sweaters may not be the highest quality, but the colors are really pretty and fall-esque. Even better, they are cotton and soft. There is no way I could have gotten a sweater at J.Crew for 15 bucks, and even if they only last for this season, they are still a great pick-me-up. My sister really needed sweaters, and I really wanted them, so I think we were both happy. Today, I'm hoping to get my grades entered into the computer, and hopefully get some errands done so I am ready for this week. :)