Monday, May 24, 2010

the circus

Once again the travelling circus has swept me up and taken me away from tummy mountain, and in particular the little ones. Gone is the immediacy of everything that the little ones do, replaced with calmness, an empty calmness. I can only reflect now that the trials and tribulations of my day are always put into perspective by their urgent needs. Such as sticky tape and a rubber band attached to a box to make a sleigh for all the toy animals. And that there needs to be an identical amount of sticky tape and rubber bands and boxes for all the other little ones that also need to make sleighs for all their toy animals, also right now.

Which gets to the point that there is no time other than right now. What other time is there to do anything other than right now. No other time will do.

Being away from tummy mountain I can calmly ponder about the past and the future. Being there the little ones make me live in the moment. I cannot wait to return.

2 comments:

humel said...

It's great that the little ones can teach you so much even when you're not with them.

Indeed, they've taught me so much, and I'm never with them.

I do cope with similar requests for sticky tape and rubber bands and right now, though.

Martha said...

Little ones certainly do put life into perspective. Whatever would we do without them?