Now is the waiting time
The writing a list and making a wish time
The 1 to 24 tiny door chocolate surprise time,
And we are the ones who wait.
We are the tree on the corner waiting for Spring
We are the bookmaker’s regular waiting for a win
We are the 308 waiters sharing a shelter,
Half-smiling at an upstairs neighbour.
We are the hopeful news awaiters
The job-hunters, the dooms-dayers
The ordinary soothsayers
We are all gazing at the stars.
Me, you, us. Car, bike, bus.
Shop, café, flat
Memory, moment, chat.
This city, this home
This street, well known.
These paths we tread,
Be still, take a breath.
See, listen, touch.
We miss so much.
Touch, listen, see,
Us, you, me.
Come, now and you will feel the world turn.
Day breaks and night falls
We are the journeying ones
The time travellers, on and on.
Step by step, from near and far
We journey on, we follow our star.
And unto us, a new beginning
The days fall away with the leaves
Autumn seeds buried under
Germinate as we celebrate
In the park at the end of the street
Shoots of life start to peep.
Here are the waiters, the journey takers,
From East and West, the star seekers,
The 1 to 24 tiny doors of hope bringers
Knock, and we will make room.
Monday, 24 December 2018
Sunday, 23 December 2018
Friday, 21 December 2018
Thursday, 20 December 2018
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
Monday, 17 December 2018
Sunday, 16 December 2018
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Friday, 14 December 2018
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
This street well known. These paths we tread.
It turned out to be a collaboration: it was Lesley’s ‘turn’ and she was musing on:
ADVENTURE: to dare to go forwards (or to ‘adventure’) we need to tread the paths we know and go beyond into the unknown; from the familiar to the unfamiliar and this takes courage. The hope in adventuring is that we journey and grow towards more fullness of life.
A balance of the familiar with the unfamiliar can make this easier - not everyone has that luxury (for instance if you’ve had to leave all that is and who is familiar behind).