I'm off to a good start to the morning, year, decade
actively practicing slowness for a slower life
listening to Garrison Keillor read poetry
slowly sipping honey-lemon-ginseng tea
then listening to a Trappist monk speak of contemplation
and his conception of God as Ultimate Reality
while gazing out window at my severely frost-nipped plants
--slowing down to ponder time
--slowing down to contemplate life
--slowing down to behold the Real Ultimate .
We could benefit by creating a slower-paced life:
slower, healthier selves,
a slower, healthier Planet.