The Inimitable Naomi Shihab Nye

"Sometimes I pretend I'm not me, I just work for me."

I believe this line is also in a poem, but Naomi said it (with a mischievous twinkle of the eye) at a reading I attended last year. This is what I need to do right now, with a hundred items on my to-do list, send myself out as an emissary, an employee. On Sunday afternoon I'll catch my breath, and call a quick meeting with myself to see how I've done.

And here's Naomi Shihab Nye so you can see for yourself what a treasure she is: