All Is Fine, for a Moment Long Ago

Today, my charges leapt
out, more than one
flash, confidence, an
unforced smile, brief
contentment, old
shoes on friendly
grit, grinning, drained
of defects.

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  1. #1 by Professor VJ Duke on October 30, 2013 - 1:59 pm

    Hmm.. quite interesting for some quiet introspection dadblalmeit! The professor thanks you for sharing these thoughts so poetically.

    • #2 by Carl on November 7, 2013 - 7:25 am

      Thank you, Professor, for the visit and the comment.

  2. #3 by Carl D'Agostino on October 30, 2013 - 6:30 pm


    The best kind as by now they know what paths to take and which ones to avoid.

    • #4 by Carl on November 7, 2013 - 7:26 am

      You are wise. Thank you for your comment.

  3. #5 by clinock on October 30, 2013 - 7:52 pm

    fine words for a good day Carl…

    • #6 by Carl on November 7, 2013 - 7:27 am

      Thank you, John. I appreciate your kindness.

  4. #7 by Millie Ho on November 2, 2013 - 11:16 am

    Good words for an early afternoon, Carl.

    • #8 by Carl on November 7, 2013 - 7:28 am

      Thank you, Millie. I appreciate your comment.

  5. #10 by Victoria C. Slotto on November 6, 2013 - 2:53 pm

    So well put…I like the image of the old shoes on friendly grit. I’m always happy to see your comments that remind me to visit you. And yes, related to your comment…it does work, IF your work it. My mom, of course, no long goes to meeting but for years she spend hours each day reading the Big Book and an assortment of AA related meditation books. She called it her snake bite kit. She is no longer able to do even that. I guess there are different ways of working it as people grow old. Be well, Carl.

    • #11 by Carl on November 7, 2013 - 7:30 am

      Thank you so much for your comment, Victoria. At some point, after all of the work, I believe we get to sit still and enjoy the benefits of wisdom. I sense your mother has given you many gifts.

  6. #12 by Jamie Dedes on November 17, 2013 - 11:34 pm

    You’ve painted a memorable picture with this one, Carl … “old shoes on friendly grit, grinning” … perfectly lovely and sound. Thank you! Enjoyed.

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