- Alvar N. C. de Vaca (c.1490-c.1557)
09 June 2017
06 June 2017
"Go back to sleep. The hour is small.
A freight train between stations
Shook you out of sleep with all
Its lonely ululations....
The hour is small. Resume your rest.
Tomorrow will be kinder.
Here comes a freight train nosing west,
Pulling the dawn behind her."
Read the full text of this lovely train poem here.
05 June 2017
Perspective is an interesting thing. When you're in the middle of your own, it's hard to see any other. Rather along the lines of "can't see the forest for the trees". But if we can draw from other experience - even borrowed will do! - and mentally and emotionally step slightly outside our immediate circumstance, we see a bigger picture that is often less dire than we'd first supposed. And this can, in turn, inform our next choices with an entirely different, brighter light.
Enact, pause, repeat.
And be reminded how this living and learning requires time and grace!