Sunday, February 26, 2012

Make the Most of It

Ah, the winter doldrums. A bleak time. Change slows to a crawl as the days pass in a somnambulistic trance. I persevere, and seek inspiration - something to help me shed my marcescent husk and burst forth into the glory of spring. Neither Happy Light nor Soma restores enlightenment.

For soon, "the days will be getting longer". We who subject ourselves to Daylight Savings Time will need to adjust our clocks, to "Spring Forward".
Let's hope that the Atomic Scientists don't feel the same way.

For while I was mindlessly wasting my January, those whacky guys decided to "Spring Forward" themselves, setting the Doomsday Clock to 5 minutes before midnight. And if you've been watching the news lately, it wouldn't surprise me if it gets moved again soon.

So much for the days getting longer. But it can help one feel a greater sense of urgency, and it makes it a little easier to "Live Like You Were Dying" as Tim McGraw would say.

And then, I walked out my front door and looked around. There they were - the first tiny daffodils. Now that's more like it. Think I'll watch the flowers instead of the news. They've got a beat I can dance to.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Groundhog Day #23

As an adult, I never really liked running that much. In my mind I remember running effortlessly as a child, at full speed, not getting winded. I kind of hoped I could experience that again. At times I have been able to achieve it, but only for about 50 yards.

In the dream I glide along the path
I feel my stride and begin to soar

Beneath the trees, below the wires
Between the poles, beside the spires

I plot my course in a compound curve
That ends at the stands

The more I plot and adjust my flight
The less I soar, to finish, a fight

To stay aloft I must only See
Neither process or possess, but just to be.

And when I've finished, panting and pale
My son looks up to smile, and endure the tale

For he had finished long before
And some time ago had learned to soar

~ Happy 23rd Birthday, Max ~
(P.S. - Princess Stefani observed it is technically GHD #24)