Sunday, February 9, 2020
Last night, I had some trouble falling asleep, due to the sounds of some women talking and laughing on a nearby linai. They were not shouting. In fact, their words and laughter were simply the sounds of people having a fairly quiet kind of friendly fun. Looking back, I’m disappointed that I let the sounds of their conversation disturb me. Why should I be bothered by friends showing their friendship? Wouldn’t it have been more sensible to have been happy for their happiness, to have silently praised their friendliness as I lay in bed? Instead of struggling with their sounds from the neighboring linai, I could have relaxed and allowed their happiness to hover around me and help me fall into an easy and wholesome sleep.
Scenes from this morning’s sunrise walk:
… the lovely full moon at 6:46 a.m.
… and the slowly rising sun beneath a quilt of clouds …
And some very new faces in the sand …
Here’s a poem I wrote today , after overhearing some interesting words …
(overheard on a beach walk:
“From nothing! from a spreadsheet!”)
from a spreadsheet,
from sunshine on eyelashes,
from losses that dazzle like light –
from anything at all
can come thoughts
that throw themselves around your life
Be always ready.
The days are set
to burst open –
from clusters of dust,
from the sight of a single shell
on the sand.
(first written on 02/09/2020)