“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

4.13.2010

it could be worse/better

life is pretty good despite the sadness and heartbreak and hurrying and worrying. despite it all. yin & yang. black & white. summer and winter. you stand still right where you are and like ferris bueller said, take some time to look around, and it ain't so bad. you wake at 4 to a sick kitty and find yourself crying at your powerlessness; in a bit she goes outside and when you let her back in she is hungry for the first time in days and not so bad anymore. out and in. worse and better. you dream about nothing and there is a cinnamon raisin bagel for breakfast and your last coke, and your left shoulder aches and the morning begins a little chilly and you are grateful for it all. for life with all its annoyances and pleasures. cold and hot. noisy and quiet. your in-box has messages from istanbul and oregon that make you cry and laugh, and the puppy upstairs is loudly protesting her aloneness, exasperating you but melting your heart. rain and sunshine. lightning and blue skies. you spend a few moments talking to a neighbor before heading out, discussing the death of someone she knows. early and late. here and gone. and you keep breathing. inhale and exhale.
and you stay grateful

9 comments:

  1. life...all summed up....perfectly.

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  2. breathe in... breathe out

    no matter what, the sun wills still rise in the east and set in the west... every single day

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  3. I'm a first timer here. Excellent post. Perfectly mirrors how I've been feeling lately.

    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  4. so true, and so beautifully put. thank you for this perfect beginning to my day.

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  5. beautiful... and, since I read your latest post first, I'm glad Maggie was hungry and seemed to feel better one more time... shalom...

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  6. you know so much . i am glad to be here with you

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  7. and yes, I read about maggie first, and then this...but that is what you do, you keep breathing. inhale and exhale. life.

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  8. Beautiful post, Debi. Life is so filled with the mundane mysterious miraculous precious moments. I am so grateful for it all.

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  9. Yes. Life is lived breath to breath...and sometimes lingering in that space between...

    Thank you for sharing this bit of beauty.xo

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