.you know those days...

Do you ever have those moments?  Times when you feel in over your head.  When you feel spread a bit thin. 
If those days appear here, and they sometimes do, I try my best to shake them off...quickly.  One proven way is to open the back of my planner where, with well worn tape and affection, is this poem I found many years ago.  

It always makes me pause, smile, and begin to surface for air.


Some days I find myself
putting my foot in
the same stream twice;
leading a horse to water
and making him drink.
I have a clue.
I can see the forest
from the trees.

All around me people
are making silk purses
out of sow's ears,
getting blood from turnips,
building Rome in a day.
There's a business
like show business.
There's something new
under the sun.

Some days misery
no longer loves company;
it puts itself out of its.
There's rest for the weary.
There's turning back.
There are guarantees.
I can be serious.
I can mean that.
You can quite
put your finger on it.

Come on.  Your smiling, aren't you?
( I have never found the author. If you do, please share.)


  1. i certainly know the feeling but there's something eerily calm about this photo. take it one step at a time and i hope you feel relief soon.

  2. g.
    I love these words...inspiring and comforting all in the same. The maze never ends and sometimes it gets overwhelming, but hold on tight like a ride, be beautiful you and you will always be o.k.

  3. so beautiful poem, G! that image is perfect for the post!

  4. Wonderful! I've never read this before.

  5. i've been feeling like that pic this whole week.

  6. Aw, Sara...I know. That is why I posted it. xox

  7. it is so hard feeling overwhelmed. sometimes i chant PUPPIES AND KITTENS PUPPIES AND KITTENS when i am in an unhappy state. i just wish they would appear on the scene when i called for them, cuz sometimes they make everything better. ;)

  8. Great post! Love the pic & poem! And yes, I've certainly had those days (too often), and yep you made me smile :)

  9. Hi G.
    My Mom, (french blue) has been talking about you and I am so happy I found you! Your words and thoughts are truly amazing. I have so enjoyed this post and know I will for the new ones to come!

    xoxo Noel

  10. Lovely and much needed, like your blog.

  11. Hey G, Thanks for visiting my blog this morning! If you hadn't, I would never have discovered yours. This post spoke loudly; hope someone can identify the author. I will be strolling through your archives. It seems we have been blogging for the same amount of time. :)

  12. You know how "they" say you what you need comes into your life? Well....thanks for this post. Needed something to shake that full moon rising bad energy feeling.

    I LOVE your blog.


Yes, yes, tell me!