Pace

“When I walk, I walk slow.

When I run, I run fast.”[1]

There is a time to be watchful.

There is a time to be enthused.

There is a time to be measured.

There is a time to be nimble.

Walking is a time to relish the view –

to be aware of surroundings,

to absorb the Wind’s gentle breath,

to feel the Earth’s warmth with each step.

Running is a time to enjoy the deed –

to impact the situation

to commit with Water’s intent

to fulfill Fire’s fearlessness

“When I walk, I walk slow.

When I run, I run fast.”

There is a time to be open.

There is a time to be breathless.

There is a time to be gentle.

There is a time to be leading.

Life has a lot of twists and turns

I sometimes walk and sometimes run,

To move forward and not dither

I focus and maintain right pace.

With eyes that see and ears that hear

I sometimes walk and sometimes run,

to explore, to find, a new way

and I will never be the same.


[1] Wren William Maulbeck

Published by carlfmaulbeck

In the movie "Harvey", Elwood P Dowd, played by Jimmy Stewart, explains coping with the world this way: "Years ago my mother used to say to me, she'd say, 'In this world, Elwood, you must be' - she always called me Elwood - 'In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.' Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Well, for years I was smart, oh so very smart, I too recommend pleasant - Trust the harmony

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