Heart & Mind

The heart’s glad it’s still alive.

Many people’s stop way earlier

than the age mine is.

It wants to perform as top

dog in my behavior.

Right now, for instance, it

wants to feel and write

those down here.  It feels

lonely, a bit.   So much wanting

and not wanting co-existing

simultaneously.  Eventually

it makes up its mind and

chooses one or the other pretty

much exclusively for a while.

There’s, of course, a balance,

a middle path to travel.

A flexible stance is easy

on the joints & shock absorbers.

Stop and go, though, wears

excessively so be aware of

what you’re doing to

your body.  Mind &


Your heart knows.  Tune in

and listen to it most

of the time.  The mind thinks

untrue wishes.  Don’t give in

to them.  Stop & listen to

your heart direct your direction.


Bleeding Heart Vine, Glory Bower Clerodendrum thomsoniae. Crystal Garden, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Photography © Dennis Frates Photography  http://www.fratesphoto.com/








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