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Posts tagged ‘Slice of LIfe’

Lavender Skies Haiku

Night sky approaches

Blue swirling down into red

Sunset disappears


Sunshine Daydream


32 degrees. Sun shining. Snow melting.
Dog on leash. Boots on feet.

My favorite time of day is when Onyx and I walk around the neighborhood.
She sniffs. I smile.
She pulls on the leash. I close my eyes and look towards the sun.

Ever since Onyx came into my life, I have loved her energy; her puppy playfulness has kept me on my toes. Inside the house we play fetch, tug-of-war, occasionally knock down glasses of water on the coffee table. We have fun.

But the sad truth is, I do not have a backyard for her to freely pounce around and wear down some of that oh-so-lovable energy. Each time I put on my shoes or my coat, I see her chocolate eyes beg me to take her for a w…wa…wal…walk.

There I said it! Her head turns and her eyes are fixated. “This winter has been long and cold, but it will be over soon,” I say to her, but I soon realize that today is different. The sun is shining! As I grab her leash, there is no holding back. Her slim forty pound body spins around in circles almost making me dizzy. “Finally!” I know she’s thinking.

As she tugs and tugs on the leash, speeding up our walk, smelling all the outside neighborhood has to offer, I realize something; not only does Onyx need the exercise outside, but I do too. Before today, I have limited myself to running on an elliptical in a gym or stretching in a yoga studio. But today, all bundled up, we absorbed the bright rays of far-infrared energy and vitamin D into our eyes, lightened our mood and surely my waist-line. Nothing can replace that feeling of the sun on my face, and the tug of a happy dog on the leash.

Sunshine daydream
Walk you in the tall trees
Going where the wind goes
Blooming like a red rose
Breathing more freely
Light out singing
I’ll walk you in the morning sunshine
Sunshine daydream
Walk you in the sunshine

Sugar Magnolia
The Grateful Dead

And It Begins!

It’s always been interesting for me to start a new challenge, goal, project.

Fury of thoughts in my head.
Swirl of images in my eyes.
Echo of sounds in my ears.

Where do I start? Fury. Swirl. Echo.
How many steps does it take? Fury. Swirl. Echo.
How will it end? Fury. Swirl. Echo.

As I sit and ponder all of my fears, I realize how amazingly simple it could be. Just start. So here I am- just starting.