Return of Colour

any day now we expect

      a return of colour.
(revenge of snow)

snow melts to water
waters thirsty roots

   so things grow,
pushing skywards,
pushing dirt aside

and colours return.

   top corners of pages
bent over by someone
you probably never saw,

remind you of something
   your granny never said.

tonight will freeze again
      they are saying,
   if we like it or not.

      the toddler said 
that he liked snow.

      as he looked 
for my answer,

i thought about what
   he needed to hear.

"it's very beautiful",
      i said.

14 thoughts on “Return of Colour

      1. Thank you for the kind thoughts and words Forestwood (Amanda).

        I understand that, if I was meditating, I would empty it of all thoughts, for a short while. I never learned how to meditate. Maybe it is another thing I can’t do.


      2. Don’t give up! There are so many different ways to meditate, even mindfulness as a regular practice has amazing benefits. A journalist in Australia, who was doubtful about its effect, experimented with mindfulness practice and over the course of a year practised regularly. After which her telomeres were shown to have increased in length. “Telomeres are made of repetitive sequences of non-coding DNA that protect the chromosome from damage. Each time a cell divides, the telomeres become shorter. Eventually, the telomeres become so short that the cell can no longer divide.”
        I found this to be some scientific confirmation that the practises of meditation and mindfulness have benefits for us.
        I hope you find something that will work for you.
        Cheers, Amanda


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