Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Habit of Seeing
"I like to change my habit of seeing."
I think it was the musician John Cage who said this
but it might have been another musician or artist or writer.
Maybe you are working on a book
and the intricate pieces of it are becoming
as tangled as a mangrove forest
Maybe you change your setting
so that everything is new again
Maybe you kick off your shoes
and walk in the sand
Maybe you ponder the wildlife
And visit old friends
(wildlife of another sort)
Maybe you contemplate
the blue green ocean
and the white white sand
Maybe you do all that
and restore your mind
and your soul
so that your story or song or painting
so that you see your way ahead
calmly and clearly.
Beaming you all sun and sand and blue green water.