I’d like you to read and either Like or Comment on Inese’s post. English is not her first language, and she has written this lovely post and I know she’d like some comment on it. Inese is a Canadian artist.
To sit in the backyard and watch everything growing,
To see how blooms come up and how tomatoes get red.
Do you have time for that?
I refuse to be caught up in the trap of the endless rushing.
I simply refuse to burn out myself chasing a mystery.
Must haves and must dos, must sees and must becomes:
It’s a lost competition for me.
I have to be part of the growing:
To watch children growing,
To see the garden growing,
To witness myself growing old and then older.
And growing becomes a part of me.
The greens of the backyard: are they ever soothing!
Plants have no growing concerns and no fear from their fate.
The greens: such a miraculous, endlessly calming quietness!
This must be the secret of growing:
At our own pace, at our own terms.
At the end, we all become ancient cities:
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30 thoughts on “The soothing Sunday thoughts: I refuse to go with the flow”
Thank-you for letting me know about Inese. I loved her thoughts on growing.
Thanks for visiting her blog, Clare.
My pleasure Cynthia.
Absolutely beautiful. I love to slow down and pay attention to nature too!
Thanks for reading Inese’s post, Joanne,
Inese, I love that image of becoming lost ancient cities as we grow older. eventually buried under all that’s growing ’round us.
Thanks for visiting Inese’s blog, Levi. Hope you’re well!
I’m doing fine but very busy farming and traveling. What a combination. Lol. Hope you’re doing well and your husband.
Do you farm on the plane?
Yeah yeah. Lol. No, I catch up when I return. Now I’m baling hay before I leave again next week.
Doing God’s work, are you?
Yes!!! Heading back to NY. My last trip was on the west coast so I’m getting a good variation.
Good. wishing you blessings of health, strength and inspiration, dear Levi. I will be eager to hear from you after you’ve read An Honest House, for reasons you will see when you read. Sending you big hugs.
Thank you and I will. ((HUGSSSSS))
She, and you are both lovely people.
Ah, Cindy. The feeling is mutual.
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Cynthia.
And thanks for reading her post and commenting.
Beautifully written and inspiring to just live in the moment.
So well said, Donna. Thank you.
Very soothing. 😊
Glad to hear that!
Thanks so much Cynthia .. Your friend’s writing is superb
How kind of you to visit her blog. Thank you.
Cynthia, thank you for pointing out a “hidden treasure”. Inese’s poem is lovely and poignant.
Blessings ~ Wendy
You are welcome, my dear. Hope all goes well with you.