Daily Archives: March 19, 2010

Waiting, Just Waiting!!!

  • What is taking so long?
    • ______________ knows I am waiting.
  • Doesn’t ___________ care that I am waiting?
    • Has something happened to ______________?
  • I hope ______________ is okay!
    • Should I go and look for _______________?
  • Oh Darn!  It is so hard to just wait!!
    • Is this waiting supposed to teach me patience?
  • Should I tell _____________ how I feel about
    • Interminable waiting?
  • Oh, Hi _______________!  It is so nice to see you!
    • No, I was not waiting long!
  • Waiting for who, you ask?
    • Just fill in the blank.

Originally written:    October 21, 1996

  • I am sure everyone who has waiting has thought or said to themselves the above questions.   I thought the whole sequence which I have experienced was humorous as I look back on the situation.  It wasn’t while I was waiting.

The Aspens Are Speaking!

  • The gentle breezes,
    • And the leaves are conversing.
  • At times, the voices
    • Sound like a waterfall.
  • At other times,
    • A roaring avalanche.
  • Then, I hear applause.
    • In the distance and coming closer.
  • There is a pause
    • In the breeze.
  • The conversation seizes.
    • Silence of the forest surrounds me.
  • And then, like us,
    • The conversation begins anew.
  • The aspens are speaking!

Originally written:  October 19, 1996

  • Every year we take a trip to see the aspens leaves turning yellow, gold and even orange.  People call the aspens quaking when the leaves shake and you can hear them shaking against each other.   Standing in the forest you can hear the breeze rustling the leaves in the distance and as the breeze picks up nearer.