When I wasn’t sure if it was
to keep going,
because of how hard it was,
you were there
to show me
it wasn’t going to be easy,
but it was going to be worth it.
We Missed You
Warm rough hands,
worn work boots,
dirt on the pants
and a dance in his eyes.
when you were most needed
and held the ground steady
in your quiet way.
For us, there is no question,
we could never have made it this far
Real Hero (fem)
Anyone can slay a dragon, she told me, but try waking up every morning & loving the world all over again. That’s what takes a real hero.
The best teachers
are the ones
who show you
how to use
If you find yourself wondering when it will be your time,
congratulations, your time has come.
about whether you
have things figured out yet.
It takes the time it takes
to find your flow.
Real Hero (no gender)
Anyone can slay a dragon, but try waking up every morning & loving the world all over again. That’s what takes a real hero.
When we visited my grandma in the summer, we’d sit on the porch & watch the moon every night to be sure it made it safely home. My grandma said we should say prayers that it find fulfilling work during the day. It’s not like there’s a lot of jobs out there for a moon, she said. She had been through the Depression & thought about a lot of things like that.
I don’t mind being a temp, she told me. It reminds me of my priorities.
I have so much less stress, he said, now that I’ve given up on ambition.
I’m waiting for sloth to come back in style, he said.
You may wait a long time, I said.
That’s OK, he said, I can use the practice.
prepared for most every eventuality if it doesn’t happen too fast
I was going to live simply & give away all my money to the poor, she said, until I figured out then I’d be poor, so the simple thing was just to keep it. I like it when things make sense like that, she added.
I learned 2 things early on, my sister said. The first is don’t blame people for being the way they are. What’s the second? I said. She smiled. If they’re really stupid she said, go ahead & blame them. It’s a really simple philosophy, she added.
He wore the devil costume at every opportunity even though the pants were too short & could never understand why no one would take him seriously.
Side by Side
We sat side by side in the morning light & looked out at the future together.
Silly in Public
I figured out that if I keep it up, someday I’ll probably get wise enough to be silly in public but I probably won’t wait that long.
way too much stuff to carry so it’s probably time to settle down
this is a secret potion that makes you see the world differently & she’s found it safest to use only on the weekends