Censored

30 Mar

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In lieu of the blog I want to write right now, I’m going out into the sunshine.

…I’ll take in all the different colors…count them, name them…whatever occurs to me at the time…so I can collect them up and bring them with me across the day and keep them with me tonight when I have trouble sleeping.

…Deep breathes of clean sea air.

…Crunch of footsteps on rock and sand.

…Maybe I’ll sit at a picnic table and watch a single solitary ant, weaving back and forth across the wood grains…with whatever busy ant-like thoughts and projects it seems to be compelled to do today.

…I’ll pick some wildflowers and bring them home with me.

…Watch some kids play…

…Take my shoes and socks off to feel green grass between my toes.

…Consume the day with all my senses like a poet…with every taste, texture, touch, and sound, expressed in specific, heightened detail.

I’m taking a day to be grateful for all the things that I have…none of which can be bought or sold in a store, achieved with hard work and determination, or negotiated with a contract.

Today is about all the things that have just been gifted to me.

(and you too, by the way.)

…For free.

It’s free.

…And I can’t, with good conscience, ignore that today.

~D

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2 Responses to “Censored”

  1. prewitt1970 March 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    …Consume the day with all my senses like a poet…with every taste, texture, touch, and sound, expressed in specific, heightened detail. I love these words right here!! Granted ive read thousands of your words over the pst year, even the “simple” ones about drunks and coffee,pizza and cars. Never the less always a pleasure. I hope you have the best day ever and truly ebjoy the free things that this like has to offer. So often we forget the things in the world that cost nothing but often give us the best memories, a smell a smile, the beauty of the sound on a perfect spring day breeze in the hair and the smell of salt air.
    Cheers beautiful. have a great day.
    Benjamin

  2. Educator NW March 30, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Well said! I think too often people dont appreciate the journey one must take to get where he/she wants to end up at the end.

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