As Morning Slips in Through the Window

As morning light slips in through the window, I

slip you out of bed,

set my hand upon the small of your back

lift your hand into their air

and we begin to waltz.

We dance to tune of birds chirping at the window,

birds that have beat us to the day,

we dance

and slip out of dancing,

we take a shower and eat breakfast,

and dance some more,

we meet with friends for coffee,

go back home,

play some music,

watch a movie,

read a book

eat dinner,

watch a bit more Netflix,

spend some time alone,

meet back together again

between soft sheets,

our eyelids heavy,

our breathing still,

I kiss you-

honestly, it is an expectant kiss,

you see through all my movements,

you smile, you sigh,

we think of dancing,

we fall asleep.

The next morning, who knows?

Perhaps we will dance again.

Nice

Nice is a neutral word

signifying nothing
in any meaningful sense
for, like the weather,
it is easily thrown about
when grasping for compliments
but nice is not a negative,
just a potential test
seeking to find one’s true mettle
‘yond all the pomp and jest
so if you find yourself “nice,” be warned
a storm may be coming your way
to identify if you are black or white
or many shades of grey

If The Shoe DOESN’T Fit

Everybody’s got dreams. Sometimes, that dream gets shut down. Sure, we can try to force the issue, like Cinderella’s stepsisters in the video above, but at what expense? Goodbye, time, money, and sanity! Hello, forced destiny!

True, many things worth having do not come easy. You want that toned body? Guess what: you’ve got to work out. You want mad guitar skills? Practice your fingers off.

Even still, there are times that, no matter how hard you work, it’s never gonna happen. You’re not always her type. You’re not always the right person for the job. You don’t always get picked for the next round. Unfortunately, that’s life.

Author, Donald Miller, tells about a character named Don Rabbit, who chases Sexy Carrot around the known Universe because he wants her. Eventually, through hard work and perseverance, he catches up to her and gobbles her up, only to choke and die in the process.

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It’s a little silly, but it proves a good point: not everything you can achieve should be achieved. You wanna chase the forbidden fruit? Go right ahead. Remember how well that went for Adam and Eve? Perfect location, all-you-can-eat buffet, perfect relationship with each other and with God, and no pants!: all sacrificed for a mad case of the munchies.

So, learn from our ancient ancestors and, when God says “let it go,” let it go.

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