Thursday, May 30, 2013
If It's Thursday, I Must Be Tingling...
I had hockey and baseball on.
Blindly, with my head spinning,
I thought I might just watch the news
while I waited for the sports to come back...
But of course, it's ALL off.
My God it's quiet.
I feel a sort of tingle from it.
It's summer. The books, you know,
the books of my life,
are at the office.
At home I keep a book and paper free environment.
And I confess, I veg out at home,
TV, stereo, that sort of thing.
But now this quiet comes
At home. Sports off.
And it's silent.
for all my love of the life of the mind,
I often clutter my mind (and my ears)
Even my beloved hockey.
And so it's off now.
And it's delicious.
Why don't I know this?
How did I make it to this age
not knowing the value of the quiet.
Stay off, sweet dish.
Hockey play on.
But I will keep the screens clean
and let my mind unburden.