Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"Trough" in my office


There is a trough in waves
a low spot
where the horizon
an only sky
and water
are our company.

And there we lose our way
unless
we rest,
knowing the wave will bring us
to its crest again.

There we may drown
if we let fear
hold us within its grasp and shake us
side by side,
and leave us flailing, torn, disoriented...

But if we rest there
in the trough
in silence
being with
the low part of the wave,
keeping
our energy and
noticing the shape of things,
the flow
then time alone
will bring us to another
place
where we can see
horizon, see the land again
regain our sense
of where
we are,
and where we need to swim.

by Judy Brown

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Impatiens are not impatient


Bold, beautiful and busy
can be a source of pride,
but it can also be a sign of 
impatience.

Seeking the next best, or always hungry for the next flavor
sometimes make savoring what's present a challenge.
Taking time to sip water and soak up sun is something that a flower can teach.

Impatiens grow easily in the right place.
Good soil, moderate sun, moist soil, and regular watering are what they need.
Perhaps the balance and moderation of the impatiens life are what makes their colors so bright.
Home, light, water = life.

I the impatient need to learn from the life lived by the Impatiens.

Impatiens are not impatient but somehow...
they are
bold,
beautiful,
and
proud.

Photo and poem Copyright 2015 Tara L.Eastman