Sixty Six, for Sixty-Six, Part XXXIII: Duality

May 9, 2017, Prescott- 

I was ill, today.

It’s been a long time,

twenty years, in fact,

since I have been too ill

to go to work.

So, here I am,

having been in bed

most of the day.

Our bodies remind us

that we are dual creatures.

The physical frame lasts

longer for some,

than for others.

The spirit keeps on ticking,

regardless of the licking.

So, I slept, deeply,

and dreamed of my kids

working through their challenges.

When I get up,

to pray, to read the newspaper,

to get the mail, and to get in the car

and take care of an errand,

it felt like the weight of the world

was pressing down.

It’s not so much that way, right now.

My body will accept going to work,

the rest of the week.

Duality-

It’s like that with groups, too.

My team can be maddeningly fastidious,

about dots and tittles,

of student behaviour.

When I needed their understanding,

today, though,

the word was

“Get your rest,

we’ve got it all covered.”

That’s what I love most about life.

It works out, when essential.

14 thoughts on “Sixty Six, for Sixty-Six, Part XXXIII: Duality

  1. Sometimes we have to listen to the physical and not just the spiritual voices. The duality is not so separate – the body will have its say and is a huge influence on the mind and soul. Hoping you are recovered and feeling refreshed from your deep slumber!

  2. Good you took care of yourself. You are very healthy so you must have been really sick. Healing prayers and an air hug.

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