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It’s 4:00 in the morning!

4 AM. The clock ticks inexorably towards 5 o’clock but it’s still a long way away. It is dark. It is quiet. But it is not silent. I can hear a clock ticking in the other room . . . tick tick tick. A relentless metronome. Tick tick tick. Isn’t there supposed to be a tock in there somewhere? It’s funny how we interpret what we hear.

I just heard a car, I think, it was a quiet, dull roar. Fortunately no car alarms! I can hear my refrigerator faintly humming. Not a tune I know. Silly me. I get a little punchy in the wee, wee hours of the day. Or is it still night? Technically it’s the morning but that doesn’t seem right until after dawn. But it is a quiet time.

I can hear my heart beating. Odd. It is something that has been doing the same job for more than 59 years and yet it is alien to me. My liver, my spleen. These are all important aspects of what make me but I have no relationship with them. They are the mechanics within the shell of my body. And I am no mechanic!

I am tired. But I am not sleepy. My body wants to rest but my mind insists it has something important to say. I wonder what that is. I wonder what is the meaning of life. Meaning. Mean. Such different meanings. Can you be mean to your meanings? How do we understand? Why do we not understand? We are not so different from each other and yet we insist that we are. Why? Why do we hate what we do not understand? When? When did we come to believe that it was okay to hate? Is that the meaning of life?

Understanding. Perhaps when we understand each other we will realize that only when we are acting as one can we become one. One species, one race, one people. Too few people have tried. We are raised to be individuals and we cannot comprehend how we can be a part of something bigger when we come together as a whole. We do not give up our individuality by joining a group we simply enhance the group.

I feel I’m in ranting but I also feel that it is important. I am important. You are important. But even better than all of that: WE ARE IMPORTANT!

Angel’s Tears

 

A lonely child by the window sat,

And watched the rain fall down.

Rivulets formed on the glassy panes.

The drops a diamond crown.

 

A mother tried to soothe her child,

And told a story from long ago

About an angel lost in heaven

Who had no where to go.

 

Hid amongst the clouds so high

She feared the face of God

But He knew and He is kind

He cleared her celestial fog

 

“Fear not child, my love is true”

Came a gentle voice

”I’ll always be beside you

If that would be your choice.”

 

The frightened angel dried her tears,

And took the outstretched hand.

“Forgive me please my dearest Lord,

I did not understand.”

 

But still sometimes the tears do fall.

It’s a difficult path to keep.

Fear and sorrow overcome,

And then the angels weep.

 

So next you see a peaceful rain

Remember well this tale

Never fear the face of God

He will not let you fail

Yesterday

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I have taken a dip

In the pool of yesterdays

Memories swirl

And coalesce

They ripple and collide

With my dreams of yore

 

I am swimming

In the lake of yesterday

Where tears and laughter

Reside side by side

Faces and names

Of people long gone

 

I am treading water

In the sea of yesterday

Where all my tomorrows

Waited to be known

Soon to join

The tides of the past

 

I am seeking shelter

in the oceans of my memories

there is comfort in the past

and understanding perhaps

as I wander through

the rivers of yesterday

 

 

This was inspired by Edward Roads at http://mytwosentences.com/

You should check him out. Quite inspiring!