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Disconnections: August 10.18

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When your plumbing’s contrary

your car’s in the shop

the travails of the world

are over the top

you’re always on hold

and a half-inch behind

words and your keys

keep slipping your mind

the robocalls pester

the outlook is dour,

call a time-out

and go watch a flower.

 

I do realize that not all life’s problems are so easily airbrushed, and not everyone has a flower to watch, and I wish it were otherwise. But the other day this happened to me. I was utterly out of patience and stormed out to the back, and there was this gorgeous, tranquil little being, totally absorbed in the zinnias. Imagine being hit so hard by calm.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Disconnections: August 10.18

  1. And, this is why people like me garden without a cell phone in my pocket. If you can take a moment to enjoy nature, it has a calming effect because you realize all the drama in the world is really not that important. Hope you have a calm but beautiful day with lots of little visitors.

  2. Hard hit by calm expresses the feeling perfectly.

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