Every Friday we unite for five minutes to write on one word. Only five minutes, that's all we get, that's all we have. And then, right where we are, no edits or second-thoughts, we publish those words. This week, we write on quiet.
and your words
and your development
and your milestones
and your stories
and our time together.
Our short and very limited time together.
On what is important.
Instead I get distracted.
And I am focused on lists
and have tos
and to dos
and putting it all away
and finding time.
Until I'm not.
Until I turn it off
and I find you
I find us
we hold hands
we whisper our feelings
I see you smile and burst with love.
Until your hair is flapping in your face
and curls are stuck to your head
and happy is all around us.
simple sort of life happy.
And that is the ultimate balance of life.
Especially in a type A introverted mother.
What to focus on because
it is the balance in finding peace in the organized and the quiet
it is the balance of focusing on your childhood and my love of work
it is the balance of go and do, and sit and be
it is the balance of teaching you how to do and teaching you the importance of how to be
it is the balance of focusing on the have tos and all of us.