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Thursday, 28. November 2002

Learning - Judith Viorst



I'm learning to say thank you.
And I'm learning to say please.
And I'm learning to use Kleenex,
Not my sweater, when I sneeze.
And I'm learning not to dribble.
And I'm learning not to slurp.
And I'm learning (though it sometimes really hurts me)
Not to burp.
And I'm learning to chew softer
When I eat corn on the cob.
And I'm learning that it's much

Much easier to be a slob.

A great find! This poem resonates with me much because I had issues about some of these things in my relationships, sometimes the most trivial things matter so much that the most/more important things are fogotten. Some of my fav sonnets in Vikram Seth's Golden Gate, deal with these questions. But what can I say, I have learnt some and I still am.




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