A Speck of Dust


A Speck of Dust

When it is over, said and done, it was a time and there was never enough of it, but now is the only time we have and there is as little of it as there was then, so it is time to live in the now, suspending worry for the time being, as well as regrets. Leave the groceries on the counter and the cats unfed and let the kids gorge on peanut butter and jelly for once and go out the back door into your own world and notice what is around you. What you have been blessed with. First of all, you are alive. Do you realize the miracle of that? The miracle of the evolution of your brain and your sexuality and your heart?. The existence of birdsong, a fingernail, a laugh–the simplest and most varied of things, all grown out of a speck of dust–less than a speck of dust. All of these things, good and bad, such miracles that we let the self-enthused politicians and rulers and directors of our world cause us to overlook. Seize your power. Force attention to that in life that is to be enjoyed. It is what you can do. Events in the world that you cannot change, even though you try? Do not let them change you. Look at the minuscule that you overlook each day. A petal, a beetle, light on a hummingbird’s wings. Their dart and hover. Notice details. That is where the beauty you may be overlooking resides. Take it in and take it with you when you reenter the life you have stepped out of for a brief while. Take it with you and share it with your children. It is the power you have in the world.


For dVerse Poets Prosery. (We were to write a prose piece starting with the first line as quoted above.)


20 thoughts on “A Speck of Dust


    Beautiful, THANKS Judy~! Such a good way to express it, and such good advice. I occasionally like to put something into my “opera omnia”. A file I keep so I can go back later and be re-inspired. I also like to use snippets of these in my email comments.

    Here is one right next to yours, shorter, but not as completely expressed.

    I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
    Henry David Thoreau

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  2. lyncrain

    I’ve been trying to find balance in the good and bad. Today the rain coming down so quickly I didn’t have a chance to get back inside so I decided to just stay where I was. A mourning dove landed near me and we enjoyed the shower together. That was awesome. I think what you wrote is very well articulated, and a positive message for us all. Be in the moment instead of letting them pass us by.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Those separate small moments are really all that make up a life.We put them together in order t construct grand events and accomplishments, but if we can’t enjoy each one at a time, then I think our life is only half-lived.

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  3. merrildsmith

    I particularly liked the sentence about letting the kids gorge on peanut butter and jelly while you go out the back door. . .
    Such great advice. You could market this as an inspirational message to listen to!

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