||I did not have goings to
today, for this is washday and the
did have needs of me at home. There was baby clothes to wash. The mamma does say that is my work, and I do try to do it in the proper way she does say it ought to be done. It does take quite a long time, and all the time it is taking I do have
to go on exploration trips. And I do want to go talk with
there where he is
. And I do want to go talk with
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
in the pasture, and with
Peter Paul Rubens
. All the time it does take to wash the clothes of
-- it is a long time. And I do stop at in-between times to listen to the voices. They are always talking. And the brook that does go by our house is always bringing songs from the hills.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003.