Are you waiting / for time to show you some better thoughts?

Happy 2022.

I haven’t been feeling inspired to write blog posts. Perhaps I have developed an instinct to watch what I say. I hope not.

I don’t like to leave the blog fallow for too long. In the past, when I haven’t had much to say, I have shared someone else’s words.

Here’s a beautiful poem for you to enjoy: William Stafford’s “You Reading This, Be Ready.”

I’ll share one part here in case you don’t click for the whole thing:

Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?

The breathing respect of right now. That’s what this post is. Without waiting for better thoughts.

This post is dedicated to Morgan F., who shared the poem with me.

4 Comment

  1. SJG says: Reply

    Good timing. It is just before the start of the semester and I am finding myself wondering in my quiet moments: What do I have to offer?

    1. LK says: Reply

      We’ll do what we do: meet them where they are.

  2. BG says: Reply

    I love this! (Post + Poem) – perfect timing for me as well to be reminded to breathe (into the moment). Thanks for sharing <3

  3. Clayton says: Reply

    A great reminder to be here in the present. I especially liked the line –

    “What can anyone give you greater than now,
    starting here, right in this room, when you turn around?”

    This reminds me of a line in the book “The Courage to Be Disliked” by Ichiro Kishimi that goes “life is not linear but a series of small dots or moments”.

    Thank you for sharing.

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