This morning I did a 33 minute, 3 mile run. I’m glad I went early because it rained later on. I would have missed the moment had I waited.
It was a short run with no amazing speed involved but the fact that I beat the rain and got it done made me feel a little more strong, a little more brave, a little more capable of tackling the rest of the day full of responsibilities and chores.
As I ran along the roadside, I noticed Roses everywhere. I’ve been living here 10 years maybe 11 years and have never noticed them before. (man, the things we miss when we don’t slow down to look)
Flowers are small seasonal things that are here one day and gone the next but I love looking at them just the same. So colorful, so bright, so unique every one of them.
A short run along roadsides full of new spring rose buds made my ordinary day very special. In my opinion special enough to write about.
Plus, don’t forget I beat the rain too. That’s just icing on the cake that makes the whole run especially great.
Loves Bloom is a poem I wrote this week as part of my novel Daisy and Connor’s World. You’ll find it in Chapter 29: Morning Mercy. The rose photos I took this week during my run combined with the forgiveness going on between Daisy and Connor in my novel, sort of meshed together and gave birth to this poem. So I think it belongs in both my running post and my writing post.
Passing time feels like a simple breath
When in a lovers caress
A brush of the cheek
A whisper in the ear
A forgiving smile
Causing time to abruptly halt in its step
And give respect
To loving eyes that see through mess
To hearts that keep no count of shipwrecks
To the sweet way that lovers do bless
And grow together in divine oneness
Keep your eyes pealed as you run through life this week, don’t miss the good stuff. J