...to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free....

05 August, 2012


 A cool breeze is filtering into the room 
after a long stream of hot and humid days and nights.  
Summer windows flung wide open, 
soft rain gently patters on leaves, 
pavement, skylights, roof.  
It is almost dark at 8:05, 
and one of 'my' cardinals is chipping 
just outside the window near the porch feeder.  
This lovely creature visits several times a day.  
Here in the gentle rain, she says  goodnight.

Before I am ready, winter will be back. 
These sounds 
and these whispers of sweet fresh air 
will be a thing of memory. 
This is time to savor.  

Amidst myriad chores, 
obligations, and countless caregiving duties, 
here is our lovely, peaceful world 
inviting me to slow down and participate.  

Quiet, Mike.  Breathe.  

All the rest will be here tomorrow.  
But this here, this is NOW.   

This is what I need.


  1. What a beautiful contemplation. Thank you, it slowed me right down. And the photo is like a vibrant abstract painting. I love it.

  2. Your post was just what a needed, a reminder that all about is just what is needed, Mike. Rest as you can, savor what you can, and know that my thoughts come your way.

  3. Hi Mike! Nice to see you!
    Yes, time is a passing. We are lost in the luxurious arms of summer! She took her time getting here, but she made it!
    I love you words!

  4. I need that too. I wish I could get a six-pack of it to go.

  5. Dear Mike, your posting is such a wonderful reminder that all of us need to live in the moment. To be mindful. I so often forget that. Thank you for this gentle reminder. Peace.

  6. Lovely post. Glad to read.

  7. Just beautiful.

  8. So many times I have to remind myself to just be in the moment like this. Thanks for the reminder. It's good to see you again Mike. :c)