My wife is a genius.
Victoria’s Secret used to send us ads with every now and again, usually with a “Free Panty” coupon attach. Of course, the idea is, if you come in and cash it in, you would end up buying something while you were there, whether out of impulse or guilt.
But my wife will not be fooled. She walks in, gets her swag, and leaves with a pink pouch of victory in tow.
Life will always present you with opportunities. The temptation is always to get greedy with them or shy away from them, but there is a third alternative: the quiet strength that empowers you to walk up, claim your destiny, and gracefully walk away.
The choice is yours. The coupon is ready.
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,
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
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.
The deepest cleanse
you will ever achieve
is not through a sports drink
not through tricks or gimmicks
but through pure living
basking in the simplicity of the Divine.
Give me a poor heart, for a rich heart
is full up and has no room
Let me desire you above all others.
I’m fascinated by naturalists,
their ability to take it all off,
just be themselves.
Their lesson: Don’t hide. Abide.
I’m going back to simpler things
So I have time to dream
and just be
I’ve forgotten how, I think,
somewhere along the way.
But I’m not opposed
to being reminded.