Friday, November 21, 2014

Carwash Blues

You slip the car into neutral
Roll up the windows
and sit back for a wild ride

Water comes shooting at you from every direction
(you check the windows again)
The noise is furious as it pelts against the glass
Sheets of water blur your vision

The next thing you know you are being buffeted by wind
A strong blast of air hits the glass causing it to bow towards your face
Your ears warble as the pressure inside changes drastically
and you try to make them pop by continuous swallowing
All the while hoping the vehicle stays intact

Then it's over, you gently and quietly roll to the end.

Except it's not over...

You realize you are not in your car after all
You are sitting at your kitchen table overlooking the ocean
Surrounded by windows and a nasty coastal storm
A storm currently hurling rain, wind and airborne branches
Straight toward you
at 65 mph

and it's not going to be over for a very long time.

So you slip your nervous mind into neutral
and sit back for a wild ride.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Sunset

“There are those who fear the sunset, worried they will never see light again. 
There are those who ignore the sunrise, squandering dawn, believing they will never run out of daylight. 
And then there are those who have learned to live in the sun's warmth, 
gauging time by its positions, 
thankful at night that the day happened. 

Be aware of time. Use it wisely. 
Be thankful for the light allotted.”

--Richelle E. Goodrich

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Everything is Perfect

Through all the sadness, anger, fear and loss in our world, sometimes it takes just a single flower, opening to share its sweet face, to brighten my day.  I smile and am thankful for another day on this planet.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Gentle Reminder

"A hundred years after we are gone and forgotten,
those who have never heard of us will be living with what we have done." 

Oliver Wendell-Holmes