Apr 26, 2009

It made me smile

Driving to church this morning I was kind of thoughtless, in that I didn't have any thoughts. I was statue-esk in the front seat. The morning was as beautiful as a spring morning should be, and the sun was bright and cheerful, but somehow it escaped me. I needed something to reach into my empty thoughts and plant a smile.
A child was riding in his stroller on the sidewalk and his baby mouth broke into a baby yawn as he leaned back in his stroller. As we passed, it made me smile.

Apr 13, 2009

Myself and Me

I spend
a lot of time with myself
trying to be my friend,
sometimes listening to my apologies
often to my excuses,
occasionally to my good sense.
I know me well, but
- now and then -
find me an interesting stranger!

(Helen Harrington)