Sunday, January 27, 2013

Take the Measure of the Day

Take the Measure of the Day


Intricate, delicate,
the web in an upper
corner of my garage.
The (to me) nameless spider
is moving so quickly, adroitly
over those slim strands.
Graceful though she is,
she seems too big for them,
too active at the moment

for them to hold.
But they do
as she goes about her business,
pretending I’m not here,
repairing or extending,

I don’t know.
I see no entangled prey
So I’m thinking that today
the job is maintenance.

To Ponder

            1.   Some days are meant to set themselves up without our

            2.   At least at their beginning, we best approach them with a
                  light heart and open hand.

            3.   We don’t know where they should go, what they should  
                  do, or what they will provide or demand.

            4.   That is, until . . . or unless we fall into their rhythm, so
                  unlike what we may have had in mind.

            5.   If we can bring ourselves to care, the question to ponder
                  is What wants to be seen, heard or felt.

            6.   Slow now, listen, look—it’s all soft to the eyes, ears and

            7.   Now, go there. It’s likely to turn out well.

© 2013 Allan Cox, Allan Cox & Associates Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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