Sunday, September 14, 2014

On Living a Life
















Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser


“Be without answers at the end of every day.

Start each morning with questions.

Do what you want in the in-between,
but be sure that it gets you muddy,
and wet, and perhaps a bruise just below
your right knee cap. The briars will require
that you mend that hem. If I were you, I’d go
about naming something that you’ve never
before seen. Then you will be able to call it
and it will come to you and you can have
delightful conversations.

Be sure to introduce yourself first, if you
know your own name,

And, get curious about it. Wonder. To do a good
job, this is a must. And, be polite. Always say
thank you; how this world became so lacking
in gratitude I just do not know. Such simple
gestures could save us all.

On with it, then. You have this life to live,

And, I haven’t got all day to sit
here on your window screen.”


“What’s that?

Oh, you are most welcome.”


This happened.



©2014-2016/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Coming Home: Learning to Actively Love this World"
Published by Talking Waters Press

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