how easy today Written by Ellen Grace Olinger falling leaves and silent sunrise how easy today to let go of old dreams cook some eggs wash the dishes write this poem “Time Flies Metaphor Image” is courtesy of http://www.reusableart.com. Like this:Like Loading... 11 thoughts on “how easy today” I love this. Just love it. “Cook some eggs, wash the dishes, write this poem” – perfect. For one thing, it reminds me of Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s “Gift from the Sea”, that wonderful book that lays out the important of rhythms in life. For another, it took me right back to this wonderful paragraph by Annie Dillard. “The mind wants to live forever, or to learn a very good reason why not. The mind wants the world to return its love, or its awareness… The mind’s sidekick, however, will settle for two eggs over easy. The dear, stupid body is easily satisfied as a spaniel. And, incredibly, the simple spaniel can lure the brawling mind to its dish. It is everlastingly funny that the proud, metaphysically ambitious mind will hush if you give it an egg.” LikeLike I love this poem. Sacred ordinary. Quotidian mystery. Thank you! LikeLike I have been enjoying your words which create a picture in my mind. LikeLike Thank you for the telling! Letting go of old dreams is liberating, in my experience. “Let him who has given a favor be silent; let he who has received it tell it.” Qui dedit beneficium taceat; narrat qui accepit — Lucius Annaeus Seneca -dbl LikeLike how easy today – yes – we make things more difficult than need be – so this is my goal for Oct – ‘how easy today’. Have a lovely day, Ellen! K LikeLike I love days like “this”, when I can hear and feel myself “slow down” in quietness, peace. God bless you, Ellen–love, Caddo LikeLike simply and perfectly lovely 🙂 LikeLike I sense a change in the air. It’s good to have stability: eggs, dishes, poems. LikeLike THANK YOU ALL for your wonderful, interesting, inspiring, and supportive comments…Ellen LikeLike I like this a lot. It made me thoughtful for a second….and then it made me smile. LikeLike Dear Julia, Thank you for your encouragement. LikeLike Comments are closed.