Perspective

Perspective

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So I had an absolutely brutal install on monday night.  I install computer systems in supermarkets which generally we have to do after hours as to not interrupt the business.  Needless to say I didn’t arrive home until dawn was just creeping up on the world (ok, just New Jersey) around 5am… have you ever worked through the night ?  A strange experience to try and fight off tired but not OD on coffee.  But enough about my job (it is decidedly boring to talk about, I much imagine I am like a butterfly in a blank box).  So working like that screws you all up (hey, we all have our routines) so my phone started to rumble around 4pm and my blood responded by starting to boil (I was literally exhausted and not wanting to deal with work).. so of course my mind starts in like a sneaky suggestion “screw this job, I should tell my boss off, I should quit”… and then, a moment, of zen I suppose, I said to myself “self, stop!”.   I walked outside (lovely day) and thought “dead people would kill to have your life”… and that is right.  So I sat down on my porch, took a deep breath, and wrote this…


peeking” 6.26.18

little rays of sunlight

sneaking past the trees

illuminates corridors

in the gaps between the leaves

 

late afternoon

the light summer breeze

carries refreshment

a caress

just like yours

but not quite the same

little rays of sunlight

diffused by the setting day


does this poem succeed ? I wonder.  I was sitting there and there was like this lens flare in-between the leaves across the street.  I could feel the warmth of the sun and just relax…. and realize I don’t have it so bad.  I think perspective is important.  Should that be taught in schools ?  Instead of just 12 times 13 ?  Should we teach kids skills to cope with life not just readin’, writin’, and ‘rithmatic ?  Just something I was kicking around the ole tin can that is my head.  I don’t know if it is because I am older now and more thoughtful or am I just a slow learner when it comes to the philosophical trough.

music?  sure, I always think about it… I play guitar (not as well as a I could after all these years)… so I gravitate to guitar playing…  so here is some slick playing in a swing setting Eric Gales – Double Dippin

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