Feed your inner life.
Protect your time.
Avoid too much noise.
Read good books.
Have good sentences in your ears.
Be by yourself as often as you can.
Take the phone off the hook.
Work regular hours.
As I was writing this out, it started to look like a year’s resolution–almost one focus for each month. We could circle back to read good books and have good sentences in your ears for another month! This whole collection just shines with Kenyon’s wit and voice and eye.
Also not to be missed Bill Moyers interviewing Jane Kenyon and Donald Hall. The complete interview is well worth your time and available in A Hundred White Daffodils. But it’s amazing to see and hear them singing hymns and giving readings, to see her wry smile.
And I can’t find an audio recording of “Let Evening Come” but it’s been singing to me these last few weeks.