the cat of the house
where I am housesitting
does not settle for an easy way out
pushes for me to move ahead
and subjects my puzzle solutions to close scrutiny.
“close scrutiny will show that most ‘crisis situations’
are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are.”
“all of us might wish at times
that we lived in a more tranquil world,
but we don’t.
and if our times are difficult and perplexing,
so are they challenging and filled with opportunity.”
—robert f. kennedy, who died on this day in 1968
for age is opportunity no less than youth itself, though in another dress,
and as the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
~henry wadsworth longfellow
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while b and j
were in my care today
it was real hot outside
so we walked up to the ice cream store
dragging long sticks along the ground
jumping down the sidewalk
when i got a little lost
“maybe you’re taking the LONG shortcut”
yes, that’s it exactly
last thing i remember their dad saying
before he left was
“make sure they don’t get messy. we’re heading to a party as soon as i get home.”
well it kind of went bad in that department real fast
we took the short shortcut home
tossed acorns pinecones pebbles
onto the street
washed hands face arms legs shoes clothes phone and glasses
so much sweaty sticky fun.
see any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.
– h. jackson brown, jr.
every morning brings new potential,
but if you dwell on the misfortunes of the day before,
you tend to overlook tremendous opportunities.
– harvey mackay