It occurs to me
That I need not be
Accountable on any date
For every possible twist of fate
Responsibility has its place
And doggedly persevering
can win the race
Advice to me was recently given
That there’s a time in space
For being driven
This is something good to know:
There is also a time to
LET. IT. GO.
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Beautiful, hazy moon tonight! The snowy driveway feels good under feet with socks and no shoes — it doesn’t even feel cold on the ground; the air, though, WAY cold!!
From the Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd: “August turned it (the radio) off. Enough was enough. You cannot fix the whole world.”
Haven’t written much lately. And I don’t know why! Life is good. Went to Italy in March and broke my wrist on the way down Mt Vesuvius. I hadn’t even walked all the way up! Ah, I knew that volcano would get me.
It was a wonderful and amazing trip (pardon the pun) in spite of that unwanted event.
I loved Italy and the coffee they served and the way that they served it. And I have stories about the joys of traveling with my husband, and my daughter and her husband (who guided us with great care and patience), and the wonderful people we met and finding and visiting my grandparents home village.
So why don’t I write about all that in detail?
Meanwhile, I am getting ready to retire in January and I am thrilled and slightly terrified by the whole thing. I will miss the people and the structure of work and the details of my job and being necessary to the whole mission. I will also be elated to not have to attend to all those details and not being necessary to the whole shebang. I will miss the very things I do not currently wish to do. It’s such a mixed bag of emotions and expectations.
The very things I love are sometimes the very things I do not love.
What can happen?
I have an element
I am not currently in it
It is somewhere I have been
It is somewhere I aspire to be again
Meanwhile, I will be where I am
and soak it up because I can
Preparing for a plot to hatch
What would be the mood to match?
Who would find the point to catch?
Remember, to remember
don’t get too far ahead
don’t catch up to the future
stay right here instead
I want to get back to the mind set when I was a kid and didn’t worry about who got elected and what could go wrong because of it.
I would like to be informed but detached from the outcome.
Bewitched, bothered and befuddled am I!
It is very good to be feeling good right this minute —
I suddenly noticed today
— and what a find —
that nothing hurts
in body or mind
— and how often does that happen?
I suddenly realized
I’d better give a thought
to the lovely and sublime
that surround us
all the time
Even though the crass and cruel
scream for our attention
seems like the wonderful stuff
deserves at least a mention
Feeling disgruntled from time to time
…….and I don’t realize just what gives.
Feeling gruntled seems better, by wide and by far;
but I’m not really sure what that is.
Obviously, I had to research the meaning;
and it’s ” humorous, pleased, satisfied, and
So to wish to be gruntled is in no way
Never heard that word said; not one time; never said it;
But I will; very soon, and I shall not regret it
Pasta next to mushrooms
makes me happy