Friday, October 5, 2007

We can always use a lift, so how about this one...

The Orange

Wendy Cope

At lunchtime I bought a huge orange-
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave-
They got quarters and I had a half.

And that orange, it made me so happy.
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. a walk in the park.
This is peace and contentment. It's new.

The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all the jobs on my list
And I enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I'm glad I exist.

5 comments:

kalurah said...

I LOOOOOOVE days like that! why can't there be more?
thanks you so much for your very sweet comment on my blog post , today. glad you found me, and vice versa. :)

ahna said...

Bethany
that was yummy and happy. Thanks.
Oct 13 for the great pumpkin hunt? Sounds great! Thanks for the help last night. See you tonight.

ahna said...

Bethany,
I just looked at those gorgeous photos of the pumpkin patch. Can you believe that our girls were ever that little? Ack. Make the time slow down. Do you want to make the 13th an all girl day at the patch? Maybe stop somewhere for a lovely little lunch?

kellyloveswhales said...

Oh this is just lovely. True loveliness. Wishing you a magical orange-delight in the details kind of day, sister.

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

What a great piece of writing! Days like that are decidedly too few!