Saturday, April 14, 2018

PRIORITIZING SHOULDS

Aging has taught me to prioritize my shoulds.   My mother was big on what I should do.  A few of her concepts were good.  Having a job, paying my way, eating healthy, and being organized have served me well.  What Mother didn't have on her "Should List" for herself or anyone else was nurturing  a passion.  Three things have always sparked a passion in me - writing, photography, and animals.  I was fifty before I rearranged my "Should List" and put these closer to the top.  Once I did, I was on a roll.  I returned to college, studied writing, poetry, photography, and went on to a wonderful writing career.  Now it's a new chapter of poetry and photography to honor and enjoy animals, spirituality, the oneness of all life.  I am thrilled to have my framed poems and photos displayed in a local pet shop.  Next goal - veterinary offices. Here's one of my favorites.
 
CRITTERS ALL

HOW HUMBLE THE LINKS BETWEEN ALL LIVING BEINGS.

BEATING HEARTS, EXPANDING LUNGS, PAIN FELT AS STRONGLY AS PLEASURE.

FEAR EXPERIENCED AS DEEPLY AS JOY.

TWO-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED RESPONDING TO KINDNESS, DESERVING OF LOVE.

EACH BREATH, EACH WHIMPER ENTWINED AS ONE SPIRIT.

ENHANCING THE ENERGY PROPELLING THE UNIVERSE.

A UNITY OF SOULS, A SIMPLICITY OF TRUTH.

AT DAY'S END WE ARE CRITTERS ALL.


                             
                                                  Best wishes from This Old Girl.
 
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