Friday, August 7, 2009

Growing Slowly


"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still." Chinese Proverb

movement is movement. and as long as it's forward movement, i'm (learning to be) grateful for it. lately i've been exercising more. physically and mentally. i've been getting up early and hitting the gym more regularly and walking about a mile or so on the track at work most days.

and i've been writing more poetry. one poem a day, actually. i'm participating with an informal group of poets who have committed to writing one poem per day for the entire month of august. i'm really enjoying the exercise, as i don't write as often as i would like, and this challenge is really making me stretch creatively. and the community aspect of sharing these pieces with other poets has a powerful nurturing impact. i may follow up with some of the pieces or some commentary once the month is over.

so, i'm growing. and maybe not as slowly as i think. at any rate, i'm certainly not standing still.

be. fly.

1 comment:

Tina said...

Agree-forward (and positive) movement is critical!! Great job Rhythm on the physical and mental exercises-how important it is that we exercise every part of ourselves! Love you!


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