the earth is so good at her job
a small prose poem on fresh starts
Hello! I hope you’re all having a lovely start to the week. I, on the other hand, am not :( I’ve been ill since last week so I haven’t done much writing at all but I am determined to show up here every Tuesday as promised. As I write this with my 14th hot water bottle of the week lying on me, I want to share a very tiny little prose poem I wrote a week or so ago while I was still thinking about new beginnings.
I was thinking that I may post more of these little snippets from my journal as well as my weekly essays here, perhaps as part of my gifts for subscribers when I eventually introduce that. Just something to think about. If you liked this, do let me know so I can start planning how to shape this newsletter in the future.
Thank you, as always, for reading!
new year new me. every year another leaf turns, another book opens, another chapter starts. what freedom, what a joy it is for the earth to give us the gift of starting over every 365 days. perhaps she has no idea of the importance of another trip around the sun, she just does her job, like most of us do. does she dream like we do? does she wonder what it would be like to break free from her orbit and find out what lies beyond the milky way? or maybe she already knows and that's why she stays stiff, loyal to the circular nature of this side of the universe. and what about the moon? would she come too? a tiny companion, a small reminder of home as she whips around the earth every 28 days. something to keep the earth from being homesick, something to calm her waters when the journey becomes too dangerous. no. instead, the earth remains with the burning sun and gives us the beauty of the changing seasons, the crashing tides and sunsets that take our breath away. the earth is so good at her job. are we good at our own?
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