Yin Yang 2022

I was too little as a childnow too big as an adulthot flashes make me sweatsweat makes me shiver I have days of busynessrunning errands, doing choresbut some days I just sit and thinkwindow gaze and write I do art, compose some poemswhen inspiration visitsbut when the muse vacationspaints and pen stay idol I should … More Yin Yang 2022

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Open the Window

I meant to do it yesterday but got too busy to hear the blue jay squawk and find him in the oak too busy to feel wind’s eye on my face, to follow the swallowtail flight, to watch a salmon sunrise But I took the time this morning and that has made all the difference … More Open the Window

Taste Time

Don’t save time; be time, taste time Time is inescapable, like gravity and aging, so savor time all along the way  Where is that self I almost forgot I knew? Did I get buried in the ruckus? Drown in the river of busyness?  Maybe if I’m still I can feed on nothing moments overlooked along … More Taste Time

Respite

Invite composure to tea when the day becomes intense Relax knotted muscles when tensions start to brew Divest entrenched habits to create fresh perspectives Release the crowd of distractions that fill your mind with fluff Use the playfulness you were born with to heal yourself of dis-ease

Insidious Busyness

“How are you doing?” I asked of a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. “Oh, busy, busy. Always busy.” She asked me the same and my answer was similar, listing the things I’d been doing, good things – art class, writing, caring for a sick friend. As I listed my activities, though I had … More Insidious Busyness