Saturday, December 31, 2011

Time to Take Time!

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience". 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
 There is time – and that is often the hardest thing for me to acknowledge. There is time today.
Unfortunately, I am often too worried about returning on time, finishing on time, running out of time that 
I forget it is time to take time. 

Time to walk slower – to match my gait to the leisurely pace of those whose path crosses mine.

To enjoy the sunlight . . .

and the sound of the breeze rustling through the trees.

When it appears there is no more time, 
that I have only a few days and then only a few hours, 
and finally only a few minutes – 
I need to remember there is still time.

There is always enough time if I remember that the time is now.

“Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.”  - Will Rogers

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Smooth Sledding . . . !

Eyes wide with fright. Tears frozen on your cheeks. Fingers encased in woolen mitts frantically grasping at anything within reach – rungs, ropes or the friend your legs are precariously wrapped around.

You race at breakneck speed down the snow covered slope. The rush of frosty winter air whooshes past. Your screams are muffled by the scarf bound tightly round your neck and mouth. You are as close to flying as you can get. You are invincible as you plummet down the hill.

 Tumbling off in a flurry of jumbled body parts you whoop and laugh all the way back to the top for one more amazing run.

You are . . .


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Snow, snow, come on, snow!

Here it is, ladies and gentlemen! 
The original “Heikki Lunta Snow Dance Song!”

Now I’ll sing my song
To make the snow come down

And I’ll do my snow dance
Whoops! I almost lost my pants
I’ll holler and yell,
And really give it h#ll!

It’s Heikki’s snow dance song,
Heikki’s snow dance song

We gotta have some snow by the 4th of December
“Heikki Lunta, make it snow!” 

say all the Range Club members
The races are only three weeks away
And if I don’t make it snow, 

I’ll go back to making hay
It’s Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song,
Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song.

Snow, snow, snow!
Now I’ll dance some more,
And I’ll really know the score
How to make it snow,
Come on, man, go, go, go!

Don’t even slow down
till the snow starts falling down

It’s Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song,
Heikki Lunta’s snow dance song.
Snow, snow, come on, snow!

 "The Heikki Lunta Snow Dance Song" Written by David Riutta 
(P) 1970 WMPL Radio 
Hancock, Michigan

And now for Da Yoopers Heikki Lunta 
Snow Dance Song! 
(Just want to make sure 
all our bases are covered!)