Boss gave us a day off – “take time to reflect and relax” Smart, he knew we all needed it So here I am, taking my writing book to my favourite trail
Bench #1 - Letting go Deep breaths, the prescription for relaxation just inhaling the scent balsam, cedar, spruce, pine I took off my sunglasses so I can take it all in unfiltered * So, we’re on to a new phase, re-opening -- Just when I finally got used to the low-grade anxiety the wiping of all the things the distancing and isolation -- ...
The trick is knowing what to pull out and what to leave. It's hard to tell at first, when things are just sprouting. It all looks green and promising until the leaves start to take their mature form.
After years of gardening, I'm pretty good at telling the difference. I can discern which humble beginnings will bear the fruit I intended and which will choke the life out of everything good. It took some mistakes to get here, but in the garden it's pretty easy.
You may not "shuffle play" the songs of Abbey Road. The album cannot start with The End nor can you have Polythene Pam stomping on the tail of Because. And furthermore, after being ravaged by the intense bliss of She's So Heavy, one needs the light of Here Comes the Sun. Consider it aftercare. Some things just can't be shuffled.
I was good for so long in a house rid of the poison Hardly even a wish Set a mature example Coped with a pandemic and a mass murder with nary a sniff to show it could be done But One night of celebration Well-deserved What could it hurt..? Back to my tricks relishing the numb and sneaky as hell Better mark bottles again but not for her Because This tree is falling right beside that apple and the comfort of the fall is delicious
You live in a box with levers and pulleys actions and reactions predictable and 'safe'. A choice here leads to a consequence there and the gears turn for everyone just as they do for you And that's just the way it is.
How do I begin to help you see that "the way it is" is just one way to be That the machine is man-made not a mandate of nature That all is not lost and we can do better But not in our comfortable box.