Tag Archives: slow

passing the time.

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the old one

takes his time

relaxes and fishes

the young ones row fast

all in a crew

the middle one

yells

from a motor boat

tells them how and what to do.

“old age is ready to undertake tasks

that youth shirked because they would take too long.” 

-w. somerset maugham 

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go slow.

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go slow reminder sign

with the world spinning by

and the kinders

always moving so fast

(with frequent collateral damage)

we decided

to try slowing things down a bit

so

they painted signs as reminders

practiced spelling and saying it

posted them around the room

first day –

one hit his head

because he

‘decided to jump backwards’

one fell down

while stretching and balancing

on a shaky stool

one banged something

when skipping down the hall.

we’re still working out the details.

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wisely, and slow. they stumble that run fast.

– william shakespeare

“life itself is the best (and the only) timekeeper.” ― rasheed ogunlaru

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as i head into

day 5

still

off the

power grid

the pace of life

has

slowed

days

spent

walking

writing

reading

thinking

bathing by candlelight

catching up with friends

in the coffee shop

on the street

with

neighbors

there is a natural rhythm to it all

waking with the return of the light

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 sleeping when the dark returns once more

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it’s a peaceful and quiet existence

*

until

monday comes

and

i have to

wake up

in the pitch black

to go to school

there’s an art

to applying

makeup

by

flashlight

and

with

only

two hands

luckily

my loyal

carpool partner

has

promised

to alert me

if

 my clothes are on backwards

or

 anything looks dramatically amiss

and

i find

that

while

i

look

forward to the light

i

am

enjoying the calm

of the dark

wisely, and slow. they stumble that run fast.
William Shakespeare

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