Little Things

Little Things

By Jane Tawel

June 19, 2020

 

Sometimes, all we can see are the very BIG, gigantic, massive,

momentous, colossal, towering,overwhelming things which

Threaten to undo us.

The feelings just run through us.

The thoughts swirl round like mucous.

And our souls relate to truth like Judas.

We long for change and newness,

But the mirrors that once knew us,

Now conspire to just excuse us

From the lies that now delude us.

Oh, the BIG things chew, chew, chew us.

And of course, the GREAT BIG Truth is,

We should let the BIG things do this

Or we’ll never overcome.

 

But sometimes we just need a break, a rest, a sabbath,

a time-out, a healing, and a peaceful pause.

Sometimes we need to look at and truly see the little things, like

a bird,

a bud,

a blade of grass,

a bead of water,

a bubble,

a leaf,

an ant,

a grain of rice,

the shape of an eyebrow,

a freckle,

a wrinkle,

a tiny toe,

the nib of a pen,

a fallen hair,

a seed,

a fingernail,

a grain of sand,

a tuft of fur,

a petal,

a pebble,

a smile,

a scar.

 

Sometimes we need the little things to remind us

That because they are worth living for,

The BIG things are worth fighting for.

 

So, we heal what was blinded, and restore our vision

And refocus our sights

 by looking at the little things.

And that makes the big things

seem small enough to face once more.

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Jane Tawel

Still not old enough to know better. I root around and explore ideas in philosophy, spirituality, poetry, Judeo-Christian Worldview, family, relationships, and art. Often torn between encouragement & self-directed chastisement, I may sputter, but I still keep trying to move forward.

16 thoughts on “Little Things”

  1. Well said, Jane. It’s the little things that ground us. My 16 year old grandson has taught himself chess from YouTube and is quite crazed about it. He has started coming over 3-4 times a week and we play for four hours a day. It keeps me sane and grounded. There’s a type of meditation in concentrating and staring at the board planning my next move while defending against his.

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  2. I love your list of little things. Lovely post and timely reminder to just breath and be in the moment. Dogs teach us to appreciate little things and live in the moment. The simplest things bring them great joy.

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    1. stephanolia — Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I am loving your posts — you are a person who truly “gets” doing the “BIG things” for all the right reasons and enjoying the little things. I am honored you liked my little attempt. Peace to you and yours today, Jane

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