“I Am Waiting”


Photo: mostlymommyhood.com


“I am waiting,” she crouched with jaw ensconced by tiny fists supported on little elbows pressed into small knees.

Her eyes did not leave the circle of translucence and white suds.

“It will be a while,” her momma said. “How about we go have a snack? I think we still have some cookies left.”

“But I’m waiting,” the toddler admonished, as if the wait itself precluded any other thing from being done … not even the consumption of normally-tantrum-before-dinner-worthy cookies.

Then again, maybe this wait indeed required full attention. After all, it was her terry friends being tumbled, wet, forlorn and all alone, so far away from hug and hand.



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For Photo and how-to: http://mostlymommyhood.com/2012/11/17/the-friends-get-a-bath/


For A Change

Teamwork PhilipCoons

Photo: Philip Coons


Provoking change

Need not mean

Torment or insult.

Better growth is

To be had:

Evoke hope.

Inspire trust.

Kindle progress.

Proffer light.




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Tardy Times

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda


Sometimes I know

The pace of


Slow but


Will outwit

My best laid plans.

Goalposts redrawn.




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Ode to Tentative

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Photo: Osnat Halperin-Barlev


When faced with rough terrain ahead

Or uneven steps that may

Hold the potential

For plunging

Into pain

Or disruption:

Proceed with care.

Caution does not mean


Bluster and bold moves do not denote

Good reason.

Determination often means

Holding on

To what railing is available

And bending down

To circumstance

So one may reach

Desired heights

Without the disservice

Of overzealous








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Thorny Matters

Sabres AmitaiAsif

Photo: Amitai Asif


Sometimes spikes

May well mean

You best keep your



If you take the time

To understand

That prickly often means


You may find

Some thorny people

Can with kind acceptance

And a bit of patience

Come to share

Sweet fruit.



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It is Time!

Time is Now


It is time to be a listener.

It is time to look

And see.

It is time to know the difference

Between opinion

Fact or


Yet it’s also time to tell some stories.

Time to let the mind roam free.

Time to open hearts

To conversation

To let imagination


And it is past all time

To hold compassion.

It is time for patience, too.

Time for kindness

For remembering

The essentiality

Of holding


As well as




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Blue Ridge Parkway NC; Photo: July04Girl

I don’t know if I can

I don’t know if I can’t

My life flows in the spaces

Between heart and mind

As I wait to unfold

Into what will evolve

Around corners

Behind bumps

Where possibility