My friend Beth writes one of the most eclectic and entertaining blogs I know. From her sharp-edged quotes to her absolutely awwww-inspiring tales of her kindergarten class, her life becomes free verse, centered.
I asked her to join me as a guest blogger for my themed Vacations and Holidays posts while I’m away this month, and she sent me a wonderful piece on the journey to that most human of emotions—compassion. On the playground, as in life, some take that journey early and effortlessly. Others grow to adulthood, live their whole lives, and even engage in presidential debates without ever making that journey.
I hope you enjoy Beth’s unique perspective on life as much as I do. You can find more at her blog, https://ididnthavemyglasseson.com
build on the playground.
after spending some time
creating their wood masterpiece
a third kinder arrives
to ask what they’ve built.
it’s a car to ride in.
can i ride too? she asks.
one builder says
no, it will only fit one person at a time
and we’re already
taking turns being in it.
the other builder listens
sees the third’s face
walks over to the wood
quickly moves a few pieces
look, my car has two seats.
will you sit here and ride with me?
i am in awe of her.
brings us to a stop, and for a moment we rise above ourselves.
Hello, I am the mother of grown daughters, with grandchildren galore, an enthusiastic partner, a lover of the arts, a teacher, a cupcake maker, a Twister and Trivia champ, and most of all, a keen observer of life. I enjoy being a part of the twists and turns that occur while wandering through everyday events. Many of these happenstances leave me asking, “Why?” While I have been told, more than once, that the reason things have or haven’t happened in my life is because I had no glasses on, rest assured that even if I did have my glasses on, the answers would quite often be unclear. This site is simply an observation, and while blurry at times, an honest attempt to make some sense of it all. Enjoy the ride – Beth