Thursday, August 21, 2008
21 August 2008, 11:37 AM
Inspired by 3WW.
We’ve settled in to this mundane
existence, marked by routine,
though not yet, perhaps never,
by habit. Nothing is taken for granted
here in Paradise, though we know
every leaf, every blade of grass,
every tear which falls or ever will.
If ever we are bored by the scenery,
we must remember
how beautiful, how rare is this
silence, this predictability,
a salve for wounds incurred
before we found quiet place
to sit, rest, fall into familiarity
and custom, one with the other.
"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."