Monday, May 31, 2010

Slowly, slowly said the Sloth

I looked around and everyone was hurried,
too busy to stop
to think
to talk
it was always later
when I get a chance

..and that was me, too
until I jumped off
the merry-go-round
and paused.

it was as though everyone else was fast forward
and I
at once in the moment, and enjoying it
kissing my daughter's toes
chatting to my son about his day
stroking my husband's arm
because I paused
to enjoy this life I have,
to appreciate the here and now.

because, as always, the future is uncertain,
but today is pretty great.

Bright Eyes August, 2007

My beautiful bright little girl
Your eyes shining with light
The gift of sight
Following my face as I smile
From left to right

Your feet kicking with glee
Fingers grasping at all that is in front of you
Mouth curling up at the corners as you reach out
And step by step, learn how to fend for yourself
In this wonderful, crazy world