Thursday, January 10, 2008

Back to work

Return to work
Return to long days
And short nights
Return to leaving home with only the thought of returning
Missing family
To be in a passionless existence
There are lessons to learn

The challenge to carve time for life's joys is ever-present

The question of what is important always being asked

Happiness is paramount

Love matters
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Sunday, January 6, 2008


the discipline of daily writing
is a difficult practice to master
four days have passed in the blink of an eye
i have done little work on the novel
and no entries here
i have been living life
i have been honoring my resolution
to cultivate and sustain friendships
i have been spending time with new friends
sharing a laugh over salads and sandwiches
getting to know each other
i have connected with old friends
i group of men that helped me find my way
when i was lost in my own disillusionment
the biggest obstacle in my way of writing
is that i would rather read a good book
and isn't all life about balance?
do i believe there is time for it all?
monday i return to a job that
i am doing my best to leave
soon i will leave

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

shall we dance?

marriage is a dance
of infinite complexity
full of grace and allure
a sumptuous feast of sensuality
to be coveted by those who watch on the sidelines

yet unseen within the dance
am i leading
are you leading
watch the toes
what shall we dance today
is this a new dance
are we doing this dance again
let's keep dancing
my feet hurt
my back hurts

let the music play

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

pure joy

today i witnessed pure joy
today i saw an adult meet her inner child
and they briefly enjoyed their time together
i watched with amusement as a plump must-be-near-60-year-old woman discover that
gravity can be her her friend on the water slide
she emerged from her first trip down with a look of sheer delight
and squealed (yes, squealed) to the also amused teen-aged lifeguard
"that was fun! i'm doing it again!"
and she almost ran to do it again
she emerged from her second trip down with only a look of content
her inner child and her inner adult parted ways
the child was visible no more
but i know she will be back