If someone’s words hurt me
I’m supposed to forgive them instantly
My heart should supposedly
Not be offended by anyone
But these are very high ideals
And not easy to live by
Sometimes it’s good to receive a dose of humility
Sometimes it’s good to come back down to earth
There is a freedom in flying high
But you can also fall
December 13th, 2018
A new notebook
As I embark on a new adventure
A new beginning
A new phase in my life
Seeking the sun
Looking for community
Looking for camaraderie
As my children begin to fly away
It’s time for me to look around
And start new ventures as well
There is sadness in loss
But joy in new possibilities
It’s time to give in a different way
To be of service in a different way
I see the open road in front of me
And I’m ready to embark on this journey
October 2nd, 2018
When I retire, I’d like a plane
I’d like to travel and go insane!
Eat breakfast in Paris, dinner in Spain!
Fly like a bird, touch the clouds, release the pain!
Roam the sky, reach for the sun, be the plane!
Float like a kite, forget my fright, play a game!
Walk the planets, touch the moon, save the day!
Play with star dust, reach for trust, will you play?
Shop in Pluto, dance on the moon, is that sane?
Run all day, fly all night, come my way!
Talk all day, listen all night, will you stay?
I’d like to run, run, run, fly so high, every day!
p.s. Actually, I can’t wait till I retire, I’d like to do all this now! 🙂
October 13th, 2002