I thanked God At the top of a staircase I cast a shadow today That’s not to be taken for granted
The stone steps lead down to Woods And water Man-made. Man didn’t actually make the water Or the woods, per se Directed them, I suppose Is more like it?
My body cut through the cold air And I thanked God I could feel the cold today Feeling cold is not to be taken For granted.
I made ripples today I looked at the reflections on the water I didn’t see the ripples I made Not there But I can assume that the air I touched Moved out of my way Or at least moved in a different way Than it would’ve had I chosen to stay in bed
The butterfly effect
That’s what it’s called Isn’t it?
I contemplated God
I’ve been reading a lot on Contemplation lately.
Some words don’t make sense right away. I think that’s why they use them.
I tried to google Contemplative But wi-fi is unavailable and I wondered Will I
I was frustrated So I checked my phone
And answered a text Message
But I’m back now.
At a desk Warm
I didn’t notice any birds this morning Isn’t that funny?
Perhaps if I had been thinking of them I would have seen them? But I was thinking about my shadow
Maybe there were birds there On the water
Oh, yes, I remember now As I thought about ripples There were ripples Just not mine So probably they came from birds?
The place I walked through Woods and water Directed with purpose It’s the Arboretum There for us to learn from, you know
Specifically created so You and I Can watch things grow Or observe when Growth is perverted Or to watch things die
Sometimes People go just to Watch the birds
To see if our ripples Make them fly Or perhaps, To check If somehow, It’s the other way around
I thanked God today For memory And for imagination The ability to make things up When memory fails For shadows And ripples Not to taken for granted
I contemplated Birds and God Which might just be the same thing
I yelled at my son I told my daughter she was pretty Sometimes I can’t help but choose To stay in bed
And then I am surprised When buildings collapse Or a plane is shot down