When I try to listen too closely, hold too tightly, control things,
I find too much work, too many shiny new things.
I piece together meaningless details into huge twisty ideas. I spend useless time pondering questions . . . wondering . . . observing, . . . sorting messages . . .
reading words . . .
reading pictures . . .
reading every person’s actions . . .
As each moment wears on, it wears on me.
Irrelevant details and made up futures pass by in streams and reels.
The questions get thinner until the answers bore me.
Information and expectations crowd and steal my clear thinking.
Then the upward view rewinds and reminds me . . .
I run laughing all the way home . . .
all this and so much more is mine . . .
I hear a bell ringing . . .
I see a plane fly by . . .
I see the moon rise . . .
Today’s okay, but I really like tomorrow.
A question filled with possibility
I’ve had enough of answers bore me when there’s so much sky
— Julia Macklin, So Much Sky
How much sky will you give yourself today?