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Real

8 Aug

I am sitting at a table writing.  I am taking deep, lung filling breaths.  To my right is a mug of coffee just the way I like it.  Behind that a glass of clear, cold water.  I have things I want to do today.  I have things I need to do today.  What I get done will be what I get done.  My body feels good today.  I ran.  It was a good run.  My pace was a bit slower than usual but its what my body could give today.  When I was younger I felt the need to drive and push and achieve.  I’m learning to accept what is.  This is real and real is good.

Three Realms

28 Jul

Elusive future.  Idealized past.  Present reality.  We choose to live in one of these three realms.  We vacillate between realms at times.  Thinking too much about what is not yet, wishing too much for what was; missing the gift of what is.   This moment, excruciatingly real and at times just as mundane, is what we have.  And in that tension our hearts reside in what seems a discontinuous movement from hope, to nostalgia, and back to this present moment.

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