pausing..

 for light, shadow and some supermarket blooms, as the days grow a bit longer For a fleeting moment we pause and note the sunlight on the sheets as we make the bed,  note the warm sun on our cup as we sip tea,  or note the fading light on the curtain as we enter the room.  And we let out a breath or sigh….

a single day

A day is like a whole life. You start out doing one thing, but end up doing something else, plan to run an errand, but never get there … And at the end of your life, your whole existence has the same haphazard quality, too. Your whole life has the same shape as a single day. ~Michael Crichton May Sarton wrote, “Routine is not…

reality of things

The astonishing reality of things Is my discovery each day. Each thing is what it is, And it’s hard to explain to someone how happy this makes me and how much this suffices me. All it takes to be complete is to exist. ~ Fernando Pessoa

on the verge of summer

“summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. for those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. you can be grateful and…