how easy today

falling leaves
and silent sunrise

how easy today
to let go of old dreams

cook some eggs
wash the dishes
write this poem

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11 thoughts on “how easy today

  1. 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.

    β€œThe 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.”


  2. 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



  3. I love days like “this”, when I can hear and feel myself “slow down” in quietness, peace. God bless you, Ellen–love, Caddo


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