Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Be Here Now

I have but one life to live, and I just found out it may be a little shorter than I'd planned. But then again, life is what happens when you're making other plans, right? It's too bad because I've recently befriended a woman, and now I don't know quite what to do about her. Her name is Gogo and she is 80 years old. She is short (shorter than me!), has a slight hunch to her back and a twinkle in her eye. Silver white hair. Never stops moving (hence the name). Small, spritely, quick like a bird - grandmother-on-the-go, concentrated energy. She doesn't sleep much at night, but takes a siesta religiously. Always curious. The truth is...Gogo is me in about 30 years. So. What to do with her? Well, I'm going to do what we do in our household. Invite her in! Set a place at the table. Include her in the party. Let her be here now. Because that's what we're doing, that's what I'm trying to do.
"...Be here now, no other place to be
All the doubts that linger, just set them free
And let good things happen, and let the future come
Into each moment, like a rising sun…"

--Mason Jennings ,"Be Here Now"

1 comment:

  1. The story of GOGO is touching and funny and so-o-o you and Louisa and finn and Lyla-invite the stranger in and share a meal with you-your blogs are "out of this world" gorgeous. I love you Mom/dodie