Saturday, February 12, 2011

I'm Walking


If It Is Not Too Dark

Go for a walk, if it is not too dark.
Get some fresh air, try to smile.
Say something kind
To a safe-looking stranger, if one happens by.

Always exercise your heart's knowing.

You might as well attempt something real
Along this path:

Take your spouse or lover into your arms
The way you did when you first met.
Let tenderness pour from your eyes
The way the Sun gazes warmly on the earth.

Play a game with some children.
Extend yourself to a friend.
Sing a few ribald songs to your pets and plants -
Why not let them get drunk and wild!

Let's toast
Every rung we've climbed on Evolution's ladder.
Whisper, "I love you! I love you!"
To the whole mad world.

Let's stop reading about God -
We will never understand Him.

Jump to your feet, wave your fists,
Threaten and warn the whole Universe

That your heart can no longer live
Without real love!

~ Hafiz ~



*Fats Domino

5 comments:

Jenn said...

Mountain mint makes the best tea.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jenn! I have never tried it for tea; sounds good though!

ErinFromIowa said...

I have to say I am drawn to blue/grey Russian Blue looking cats. I wonder how we develop a partiality to cat type?

JoJo said...

Like the post seems to go well today. It should be a wonderfu day here 81 going to clean up the porch and enjoy maybe pick up some potted plants now that the water problem is fixed and can relax and wait for my dishes and surgery. :)

edifice rex said...

Hey Erin! I don't know...maybe each of us are drawn to a certain exotic influence. I have always liked Siamese cats and I love Asian or near Asian culture.

Hey Jojo! thanks! glad you got your water fixed! that's great!
hope the dishes get there tomorrow.