Tuesday, May 29, 2012

In The Tangle

The air is thick. 
Birds are singing in the heat. 
Chewy the big-eared dog 
is flat on the floor, tongue hanging out.

It's too hot to do anything... I love it.

The stillness, 
the hush over everything, 
like fresh-falling snow, but the opposite.

I'm thinking about Dad and how he doesn't remember breaking his neck last year, and a brother of mine, my hand mirror/ hard on himself, always questioning, seeking, big heart.

I'm thinking about marriage and Michael. 

I said, "I kinda wish you'd do yoga with me."
He said, "Every time I get on the floor I feel like you're scrutinizing me, so it's not that much fun..."
He's so right.
I said, "Maybe we just shouldn't do anything together." 
We had a good laugh stretched out on the big bed.
This is the ease in the tangle of married life.

But right now I'm thinking about how much 

I love Lao-Tzu 

and the things that guy said oh so many years ago

Chew on this one:

Stop leaving and you will arrive
Stop searching and you will see
Stop running and you will be found

~ a breath of fresh air on a very hot day.


  1. I'm chewing...
    And I never looked at a clematis this way!
    best wishes for your lovely father as well.

  2. Oh man, I'm going to have to keep repeating this one to myself, I love love love the wisdom of Lao-Tzu but I often find that trying to put into practice what he says requires quite a bit more effort than I initially expect. I love these small glimpses into your life (and your garden)...hoping you all stay cool during these hot and muggy days. much love.

  3. thanks so much for stopping by. i love hearing from you all.

    peace and blessings on this cool, clear June day in PA.

    xo b