Hindsight.. and more

Turned my head
while at the red light–
peripheral vision had
whispered, “A little bird..”
just beyond the busy
roadway gas station,
standing apart
in a strip mall’s seagull lot.

Indeed, no such thing–
but had I said it correctly,
it may’ve taken too long
for you to recall your own
gull lot”
and realize this little one
must’ve followed those
bigger birds one sad day,

and I needed to ask you:

How do we tell him to go
back.. while he still can?

Perhaps one
should’ve changed lanes,
turned right, flapped away
a piping plover’s confusion
while one still could.


It has been an interesting few days. Sometimes, like a moment of God’s in-breaking, the seemingly smalls can overwhelm; in so doing, they can become unapologetic bigs.

The piping plover, the deer (sometimes two) who has claimed our yards and further as being perfectly graze-able — though I am one who hasn’t yet spotted him/her; the wild bunny has returned (again, not seen by me); and the Facebook trip.

Checking a Friend list of someone led to checking many Friend lists of others, because I was seeing name after name from the past. Apparently, there is no such thing as “the past”!

The best part is, so many of us are still alive! And doing alright, all things (like a global pandemic) considered. Oh, make no mistake: we’re old. However, we’re softer, kinder, and..


Huge. That small is utterly HUGE.

(How delightful, too, to find that some of us still have fast cars!)

Wishing you all some enormous smalls today, especially the kind that give(/back) something. Your vitality.






  1. Ann Coleman says:

    That’s one of the advantages of social media: getting to “see” friends from our past! And yeah, sometimes older does equate to happier. I think (and hope) because we’re wiser!

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    1. Yes. Most of us are indeed wiser; we’ve found out that everyone suffers badly at some point & thus needs kindness. ♥️

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      1. Ann Coleman says:

        Exactly! Even the people we find easiest to dislike and hardest to understand are human, and therefore deserve our respect. Easier said than done, I know, but all I can do is try.

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      2. Me, too — tho’ honestly, I need to be reminded from time to time.

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