Days are happy to be in

I've been particularly fascinated with these philosophy video lectures over at our favorite video streaming site YouTube. I've been listening to them while working on a lot of back jobs like finalizing grades, liquidation for my little projects, thinking (just thinking) about completing my OU projects, that darn arts fest project, etc. They're quite calming, really. Quite surprisingly, so.

You know I've been wishing I'd have time to again revisit some of the great thinkers I admire, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Socrates, Derrida, Foucault, etc. Listening to them or about them, isn't half bad. I think I'm gonna be searching more and more philosophy lectures in YouTube hereon. That is, in between What the Buck, Happy Slip, flash mobs, music videos, DIY's, film trailers and what-have-you.

Anyhow, below is a poem I first learned from the YouTube video of Philosopher Robert Rowland Smith lecture "The Meaning of Life's Milestones" . It's by Philip Larkin, entitled "Days". Could be another memory-poem here:

What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?

Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest and the doctor
In their long coats
Running over the fields.

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