Hoping for Esperanza

Billy and Dad just bought tickets to go see Esperanza Spalding at the Englert next Thursday. She is (a) beautiful, (b) interesting, and (c) not bad, not bad at all. We’ll let you know how the concert goes.

Little Fly,
Thy summer’s play
My thoughtless hand
Has brushed away.

Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?

For I dance
And drink, and sing,
Till some blind hand
Shall brush my wing.

If thought is life
And strength and breath
And the want
Of thought is death;

Then am I
A happy fly,
If I live,
Or if I die.

– William Blake

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