If the Road is Life, Patience is the Best Travel Companion

We are charged to play the pieces we are given in life.

Like a thousand-piece puzzle of only clouds, we arrange and rearrange images with promise,

Only to come undone as we force a four-pronged segment into a home built for two.

“How tiresome” we say, irked by the challenge of completing a task so daunting, so detailed.

But the pieces? They’re all there. That perfect end-result? That is there too –

A reward for those who lend their eye to detail, who worry not about the concerns of time.

“It will get finished.”

So continue on. Rotate those small parts through your anxious fingers until they find their place.

For to abandon your work halfway through, is to give up your chance to finally see the sky.

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Time as a Friend, Not an Enemy

Dear Time,

Sorry that I have been upset with you recently. It was surprising when I looked up and realized that this season was already bidding its adieus. I’ve chastised you for being too slow, angered when you seemed to go too fast. You were relentless, tempered. I was one shade less than peaceful. Wishing for extra moments wasn’t providing any…because you, with inimitable sageness, knew there were already enough. Exactly enough of you to go around. No more, no less. Now I realized that I’ve been trying to change you, instead of just letting you…be. So thank you for your patience. Forgive my need to rush or to hold you back.

Looking forward This is a perfect moment – thanks for being here for it.

Forever yours,

Your Friend