when i wake up at 3am,
unable to sleep,
I will look next to me
and you will be there.
Sleeping peacefully beside me
the world won’t seem so lonely.
I sit in the front of Carol’s house and listen to her live.
There is much to learn. I take her albums on a bookshelf, and come away with pages of memories, intertwined with reflection and subtle lessons.
She has seen sixty years more than I, met hundreds of people, worked with them, and had much experience. I think there is a reason we respect our elders, and many reasons to do so from the heart.
When you read a piece of writing that you admire, send a note of thanks to the author. Be effusive with your praise. Writing is a lonely business. Do your best to make it a little less lonely.
Em là chú chim nhỏ đa tình,
Bỏ hết thân mình để yêu kẻ dối dang.
Bươi niềm vui trong những thứ bẻ bàng,
Tìm hạnh phúc nơi chàng trong lời hứa thênh thang.
Hết lần này, đến lần khác khóc tang,
Em lại tự đôi tay mình - thêm một lần đào xác.
Và dùng đôi mắt mình khóc hết cái tôi tan nát,