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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

HEAD OUT THE WINDOW

"I may not overcome the inevitable, but O, it is mine 
to see that the inevitable does not overcome me."
~ Muriel Strode ~

I can't control the wind or the rain;
Can't control other people's moods,
Opinions,
Life lessons;
Can't control traffic,
The stock market,
Politics,
Accidents,
Or even, sometimes
My own thoughts.

The older I get, 
the more I realize,
Life is not about what I can control,
It's about what I can experience,
And underneath the surface noise,
Who I really am. 

I let go of control and enjoy the ride!




Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ON AND ON WE GO

"From here to eternity."
~ James Jones ~

Each action, each RE-action,
Each decision, 
Each move,
Leads us through a door
And opens a space
For the next move,
And the next decision.
And on and on we go forever.

I am patient with the process of life.

Monday, August 10, 2020

TALKING WITH TEXT

"Once upon a time we were just plain people."
~ Ellen Goodman ~

Sometimes we send our messages into a cyber vacuum.
There's no response and we wonder why-
Gives opportunity to the story making mind... 
And then, often,
Responses to everything we've sent out all come at once in a rush,
And we find ourselves hustling to juggle the information.
It's the rhythm of life, I guess-
Sporadic and choppy
And percussive
And smooth. 

I accept the ebb and flow of what sometimes are, and sometimes are not instantaneous communications. 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

LIGHT AND EASY

"The little prince broke into a lovely peal of laughter, 
which irritated me very much. 
I like my misfortunes to be taken seriously."
~ Antoine De Saint Exupery ~

We can go through the day with a "put upon" kind of feeling,
That spreads all over everything and everyone we encounter like melting butter,
And be triggered to go "off" like a cocked gun,
Or not.

It's more enjoyable 
When we stop taking ourselves and our lives so seriously
And remember that it's all a kind of play
And that no matter what we're doing,
We can be light and easy and relaxed
And laugh.

I create the reality in which I live. 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

HINT OF FALL

"There was... jubilee in that annual autumnal beginning."
~ Wallace Stegner ~

Just when summer heat starts to wear a little thin-
Another day of sweating-
Here it comes-
The tiniest hint of a fall feeling,
And I rejoice in that!
I love the fall. 

Change happens right on time. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

SURROUND SOUND LOUD

"True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes."
~ Edward Frederick Halifax ~

The ego finds plenty to complain about
And all kinds of ways to compare
And feel scared.

The ego trips us up
And creates stories
And worry.

The ego is surround sound loud
And hard to pin down
And full of frowning misery. 

It rules the day
Until we say
ENOUGH!

And become quiet,
And breathe,
And remember who we really are.

Surface noise is just that. 

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

CERTAINTY

"Judge not lest ye be judged."
~ Jesus ~

Certainty does not equal correctness.
We can be 100% certain about something-
Feel SURE, 
totally sure, 
that we're SPOT ON,
And be completely wrong.
It happens.
Frequently.
So perhaps, 
a bit of tenderness
Towards ourselves and others,
And this whole sea of opinions in which we live
Might be
Helpful,
And compassionate,
and
  Kind. 

I honor and appreciate all the world's perspectives.