Friday, October 19, 2012

In a Moment

It is the time of day for restlessness. I move around on feet as quiet as a cat, hands thrust deep in pockets. My mind is still and quiet like the space around me.  But I must move….the need for some sort of action takes me from window to window to door and back again; watching, waiting….

I step outside, breathe and then go back in. Soon; soon darkness will fall and I will settle again, slip back into routine. My thoughts will turn as gears slowly; cogs meshing,  until all returns to normality and this moment is forgotten and past. But right now at this moment, as day is slipping away, ebbing, fading; the hint of darkness is around every corner and on every surface. I must mourn its going, grieve its passing; take my hands from my pockets and let it go.
The promises the day held as sunlight first broke the dawn; the plans and hopes I had for this day, things I wanted and needed to accomplish. The trials the victories, the work and the reward that was this day; take my hands from my pockets….let it go.
Then and only then, can I get on with this business that is my life, turn to what is ahead of me, what needs doing now. In a moment….only a moment….then I can move on.


  1. That is so beautifully written and expressed - a very good reminder for us busy people to slow down once in awhile!

  2. Beautiful, Connie, but I can't help but feel sad. Such resignation. Hugs to you for sharing.

  3. This was wonderful but I'm like Lisa -- it left me a bit worried about you. Hang in there!!! BIG HUGS!

  4. Aww I'm sorry you all! Everything is fine here I promise! If it helps, I wrote that last January!

  5. I would like to invite you to link up with us at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week if you’d like to attend.

    I hope to see you there!
    The Chicken Chick


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