May 24, 2010

Permission to Play

I was thinking about how
at this time of year
my "to do" list
exceeds my life expectancy
and that made me think about a lot of things.
Saturdays for example,
they really do exist for a reason.
People do their "to do" lists on Saturday
if you have a Saturday...which i don't.
And of course that fact,
started me thinking about Cinderella
who also didn't have Saturdays...
you know the story.
But what you don't know,
is that it's not about being rescued by a prince.
It's about having permission to play.
He gives her permission to play.

So, i'm going out to get me a Saturday...
the kind you spend playing in the garden
because, who has time to wait for a prince?

May 18, 2010

Breathe Deeply Often

trees more blossoms
than leaves

birds and bees

May 09, 2010

Two reasons I Wish I Had a Pet Cougar

Two tulips
those are them.

The only two
out of a hundred
just ready to bloom
tangerine beauties
left behind
by the marauding
neighborhood herd of deer.

If I had a pet cougar, I'd name her "Tulip".