Sunday, February 16, 2014

Trust me, I mean it

"Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe
that I do not want it. Now I understand
why the old poets of China went so far and high
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist."

Mary Oliver

I thought the wind up to retirement would be slower;
offering more time for reflection;
giving me more time alone; 
to begin the slower pace which I envisioned
would comprise my days.

I was delusional - 

maybe if I truly wanted that 
I shouldn't have planned a massive journey
would would take me away from home for weeks,
which means getting the rest of my life in order 
to be handed over to others!

Still living and learning!

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