Early morning is a great time for listening.
Sounds start to slip into stillness.
In rural settings, the sounds are likely
to be birds and animals waking up.
In a city, sounds of outside actions begin,
garbage collection, building construction, traffic.
Even in a high rise hotel room, plumbing sounds,
elevator sounds and just steps in the hall.
Sit in a position in which you can relax and be alert,
close your eyes and just wait and listen.
Words in part from
"Don't Just Do Something, Sit There"
When I read these words this early morning
the thought arises that this is something I need to do.
Maybe it will help clear my mind of thoughts
that I do not want to keep circulating.
Sometimes we say too much, not enough and probably better
most of the time to say nothing.
There is so much I have tried to accomplish in this long life
and I have been successful in many ways and in other ways
still not successful.
If it was Spring in the country
I would sit outside and hear the birds, a breeze making the leaves in the trees rustle
and maybe a distant tractor.
Since it is cold outside
and I am inside
I will hear my clocks ticking, refrigerator sounds, maybe heat unit coming on this early morning
and my anxious heart beating.....
I remember something I read
"to hope is to put yourself in the vulnerable space
and every single day I need to figure out something
I no longer agree to do
to be human is to fail over and over again."
A smile comes with pictures from over the ocean from a special granddaughter.
She calls this street food - oh my