Zen LivingPosted: November 14, 2013 Filed under: Random Workout, Yoga | Tags: Arts, blogging, compassion, Dick Allen, family, freshly pressed, friends, gluten free, happiness, health, hope, Infinity Wellness Omaha, kindness, Ladies who launch Omaha, life, love, lululemon, Lululemon Athletica, marathon, meditation, motivation, musings, natural, nature, Omaha, paleo, passion, perspective, pilates, Poem, Poetry, Prose, Religion and Spirituality, running, trail running, whole foods, writing, yoga, Zen 8 Comments
Birdsongs that sound like the steady determined tapping
of a shoemaker’s hammer,
or of a sculptor making tiny ball-peen dents in a silver plate,
wake me this morning. Is it possible the world itself can be happy? The calico cat
stretches her long body out across the top of my computer monitor,
yawning, its little primitive head a cave of possibility.
And I’m ready again
to try and see accidents, the over and over patterns
of double-slit experiments a billionfold
repeated before me. If I had great patience,
I could try to count the poplar, birch and oak
leaves in their shifting welter outside my bedroom window
or the almost infinitesimal trails of thought that flash and flash
everywhere, as if decaying particles inside a bubble chamber,
windshield raindrops, lake ripples. However,
instead I go to fry some bacon, crack two eggs
into the cast-iron skillet that’s even older than this house,
and on the calendar (each month another oriental fan
where the climbing solitary is dwarfed . . . or on dark blue oceans
minuscular fishing boats bob beneath gigantic waves)
X out the days, including those I’ve forgotten.
Tomorrow afternoon form 3-7 PM I would love to have you as a guest at Infinity Wellness Omaha. The Ladies who launch Omaha will be having a PamperYourself Event, just in time for the holidays! As a dude, events like this are great. No fussing about at the mall looking for parking, wandering around Lululemon getting “distracted” … All your holiday shopping treats in one spot, in and out – simple. I look forward to seeing you there!
If your kind question of “why” refers to Dick Allen’s poem? I’ll offer you up one kind word in reply: Mindfulness.
Be well this afternoon!
Oh, the poem was so wonderful, then I was thrown off by the “side note” thing. That’s all. Thank you.
I have to pay the bills and feed the family somehow 😉
I think you can X out what you thought it was… … …
and ✓ ’seeing. the world itself is happy. =)
Spot on as always 🙂
Brilliant! Always a pleasure having you over my friend, please be well this weekend. 🙂