If you have time to chatter,
If you have time to read,
Walk into mountain, desert and ocean.
If you have time to walk,
Sing songs and dance.
If you have time to dance,
Sit quietly, you happy, lucky idiot.
– Nanao Sakaki
On Memorial Day, I had a potluck afternoon picnic with some of my students, and asked them to bring a piece of writing that they had recently enjoyed. Connie brought along this charming poem.
Strawberries and daisies on a warm but windy afternoon