Tuesday, May 12, 2009

morning rain.

Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me
Mary Oliver

Last night the rain spoke to me slowly, saying, what joy to come falling out of the brisk cloud, to be happy again in a new way on the earth! That’s what it said as it dropped, smelling of iron, and vanished like a dream of the ocean into the branches and the grass below. Then it was over. The sky cleared. I was standing under a tree. The tree was a tree with happy leaves, and I was myself, and there were stars in the sky that were also themselves at the moment at which moment my right hand was holding my left hand which was holding the tree which was filled with stars and the soft rain – imagine! imagine! the long and wondrous journeys still to be ours.

reminiscing about adventures i've been on , anticipating the journeys yet to be. far too often, neglecting the path i am on today.

while being mindful and engaged: today will not pass untouched.

how to remain actively present? i wish i could figure that part out...


VanessaKim said...

I think I know what you mean. I'm constantly wishing I could go back to the time before kids..when responsibilities weren't weighing me down and I could sleep 12 hours a night. Or I wish that my kids were teenagers, free to do what they pleased, and I would once again be able to find myself.
Instead I need to focus on ways to nurture myself now, in the present, or I'm just wasting precious time.

effie said...

exactly... the main thing i've been focused on is the baby coming, but i've got to remember i've got other things of great importance as well.

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