Monday, January 28, 2013

Inside...Outside...

Inside my office...sitting, working...;
     Outside...walking, standing, stretching, breathing deeply.

Inside...clear, clean air goes unnoticed;
     Outside...a hundred smells--some good, some bad, all noticed-- tickle my nose
          with smells of life.

Inside...walls of light grey, ceiling of white, carpet of faded, speckled purple;
     Outside...my eyes feast on the palette of God's creation--colours of the rainbow in
          a thousand hues.

Inside...a steady 75 degrees;
     Outside...cold mornings give way to warm afternoons which fade into cool evenings.

Inside...seemingly unmoving air hums overhead incessantly, unchanging;
     Outside...winds from off the Gulf rise and fall whispering in different tones as they pass through
          leaves of live-oak...palm trees...the rubbery stuff of banana trees.

Inside...four silent florescent tubes light my space;
     Outside...the star at the center of our solar system licks my skin, sharing warmth and glow.

Inside...sitting, working...dying;
     Outside, standing, playing, imagination running wild, far and free...I live.

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