When It’s Time to
1. Imagine the yesteryear scene in a
small town, a suburb or neighborhood in a larger city. How does it feel?
2. This is
what centennial celebrations do for 10 days or so and prices are rolled back
thinking it might be fun to paint a Norman Rockwell picture in my own mind.
4. I’ll paint
the playground at Longfellow school—that yellow brick building that still stands—playing
kickball before the 8:50 am bell.
5. Slow down is what I hear. Find the time to not
do. Stop doing and clear clutter.
6. We can’t go
back, but we can go in, or, perhaps, out. Mere things can pass into the background.
7. Stop! Where are you needed? Stop
time. Be there, where you’re needed.
It’s a mild Sunday afternoon,
people strolling and milling
stopping for an ice cream
looking in store windows,
skirting an open fire hydrant
played at a corner patch,
running into old friends,
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