“My favorite room is in the branches
of the apple tree.
My favorite time of day
is when no one can find me.
My favorite door opens two ways:
receiving and receiving. My heart
swings between the ways, from thanskgiving
to thanksgiving, a thousand times a day,
while its naked feet graze
death’s knobby head
a thousand times a day.”
-Li-Young Lee, from the poem My Favorite Kingdom
*Painting Radiating Limbs #4, by Judith Belzer