The Turtle Race

by Robert Lloyd Jaffe

Spending time on mountain trails,
step by step,
walking through the lush and magnificent valley,
thoughts drift through the roots and soil
and leaves.
Voices tell me
"I am more important than I think"
"I am less important than I think"
"I think maybe too much about tomorrow"
"Life continues without me."
Back in the City,
I overhear a man in Central Park
racing turtles say
"If you find yourself taking life too seriously,
consider that you spent the last twenty minutes
watching three turtles do nothing."
I spend far too much time
looking into mirrors.

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I am an observer and listener of the music of life. Where I find cadence, I find my interest and passion directed. It can be sound, light, smell, or purely an experience of thought. The sky, the sea, the mountains, and the machines that allow me to explore those places draw my attention, and give me serenity.

Last updated May 06, 2016