Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Desiderata...

And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham,drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
"Desiderata"
- Max Ehrmann -


Desiderata...

it's always been a poem... and a companion.

of words that i always carefully and fondly embrace...

words that need reminding. of words that need remembering.

words that need the here. and the now.

and yes.

words we need to carry along on the way.



i'm enjoying the quiet of the summer night.

the winding down, the coming down

of a long day. and a good day.


there's a soft breeze fluttering thru the window.

and i can still hear the crickets outside...

and oh how i love that sound.

it's like a soft lullaby of a summer's night.

and i have to admit,

i'm always a bit sad when suddenly a night comes,

and you realise they've gone. away.

and there's simply a different sense of quiet

that cradles itself around you.

that's the day, when you know

summer has passed...

and there's a change in the air.

things move. and they move on.


yes,

the world is unfolding. just as it should.


tonight,

i had a wonderful lady here from the local newspaper.

i guess you could say it was for an interview

i had no idea what to expect and needless to say,

i think i was a bit nervous too.

what if i say the wrong things...

or what if i fall and stumble all over my thoughts and words.

yes. i tend to be a bit clutsy at times.


but the only thing i could keep reminding myself of,

was simply be yourself.

take a deep breath... and simply be yourself.

after all, isn't that the one thing that we're all best at being?


anyhow,

it's late. and it's night.

and the soft ssummer evening's breeze has become a fall of rain.

a luscious luscious summer rain.

and i'm going to slip outside, under the veranda

and under a blanket

and simply wrap the day around me...

to let it all unfold.

desiderata...

Monday, August 24, 2009

playing games...

shadow games...
while waiting at train stations
with the little detours in life.
susanne. et moi.
being playfully silly.
once a little while ago.

Friday, August 07, 2009

saturday morning... coffee in hand.

And above all watch,
with glittering eyes the whole world around you
because the greatest secrets
are always hidden in the most unlikely places.
Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
- Roald Dahl -


good morning...

saturday morning.

and i just wanted to write a word or two

and say hello,

with my cup of coffee in hand.


oh. there's so much i've been wanting to babble on about.

random thoughts. of this and that and this again.


i've wanted to write about gaylene.

and about secret garden parties.

i've wanted to write about wonderfully lazy sundays

swimming in the quarry, sleeping in the sun.

i've wanted to write about magical summer nights

and the lovely c├ęcile

and about purgings. sifting thru the little things.

making room for the bigger things.

and sometimes we go thru purgings of the mind

and the heart

and not just dresser drawers.


and i still never told my story of paris

at the feet of lions and the wedding ring.


or of the beautiful anna netrebko with a pretty flower ring.


but maybe those are things i'll get caught up on yet.

or simply write about other precious moments as they come along

and come to life.


in a sweet way,

i like to think that every day holds and shares its precious moment.


and so i find myself with a smile with each new day

and the wonder of wondering.

because its the surprise of the unexpected,

the good unexpected moments

that i love best.


open arms. open eyes. and an open heart.

ready to simply embrace

life. and love.


and susan is on her way over for a few days...

a wonderful friend that i can embrace tomorrow night.

and that too leaves a smile on my face!


anyhow...

saturday morning.

and i just wanted to write a word or two

and say hello,

with my cup of coffee in hand.