Recent Tweets
  • Not more tools that we need; more connection. Not more information; more wisdom. This online series is about growin…
  • I'm joining with fellow writers for Wild Scribes: A Tavern of the Soul. I'm publishing (March 2020) my book, A Cade…
Receive Blog Posts by Email


Wonder & What If Thimbles?

As a young boy growing up in Edmonton, Alberta, I suppose it was episodes of Star Trek (the original series with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy) that opened up some of my initial sense of wonder in the world, that there was so much more to be discovered. Star Trek and, a decade later, the original Star Wars movie. Those and, a couple of Grandmas who wanted to grow my imagination. All of that and, a bit of painful life experience that had me reaching for meaning. As far back as I can remember, something in me sought for what was not seen as much as what was seen. Something in me sought for alternative ways of doing things, not just the established norms. Something in me sought relationship to what was timeless, not just what needed to be squeezed into a todo list.

With that as backdrop, I recently wrote this poem below, stringing together some of the “what if” questions I carry now, in both my work and in my personal learning, as I’ve sought even thimbles full of the unbounded ethereal, that likely started when I was a boy

ad

What If, What If?

What if, what if,
this life could be lived 
as connection to the infinite?

What if, what if,
the infinite were found
in but a thimble of experience?

What if, what if,
those thimbles of experience
were available anywhere?

What if, what if,
anywhere
changed everywhere?

Life is but a dream,
calling for our waking
to the infinite of the every day.

 

 

Share

One Response to Wonder & What If Thimbles?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Receive my Posts by Email