Friday, December 27, 2013

A privilege
Appreciation of the present,
accelerating pace.
Filled with choices,
Selected with joy.
An exploration
Revelations of the past,
Unfolding patiently.
Congested with regrets,
Mingled with the treasured.
An awareness
Consideration of the future,
Recognizing changes.
Savored with wonder,
Enriched with family and friends.
The opportunity of aging.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Celebrating Life
Spinning, skipping,
Swishing, spiraling,
Whirling, twirling,
Twisting, weaving.
Piles forming
Against the fence
On the grass.
Sun so bright,
An autumn wind's delight.
Leaves dancing.
Leaves laughing.
From baby buds to graceful greens
To party yellows, reds, and browns.
Trees gloriously celebrating
With one last dance
Before winter's unending intermission.
Branches alone will then take their lead
Swaying to and fro in the ice and snow.
Come spring,
Will dance once again
To the lively music of the sun and wind.
In all its glory--
The divine, alluring life of the