needs & wants 12 June 2014

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We’ve been getting so much rain that a chorus of what sounded like hundreds of frogs could be heard out in the pasture last night. Where do they come from? I’ve never heard that kind of choir out here and we paused and laughed and squished our way out through the bog to listen. I caught the storm leaving over the barn and then the incredible sunset. I began to ponder, which always gets me into trouble, but here you go:

The world needs less apathy, more wowsah! The world needs less rush, more smelling the roses and listening to frog choruses. The world needs less ignore it, more notice and fix. The world needs less disgust, more openness. The world needs less bitter, more joy. The world needs less fail, more learn and move on. The world needs less pre-packaged, more home grown. The world needs less IDK, more willing to risk. The world needs less walk away, more engage. The world needs less pointless, more what really counts. The world needs less “you’re late,” more “tell me about your day.” The world needs less frustration, more calm. The world needs less secrets, more honesty and truth. The world needs less grunting & griping, more patience. The world needs less needy, more provide. The world needs less heartache, more “I love you, babe.”

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?
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2 Responses to needs & wants 12 June 2014

  1. Sally Gerard says:

    So, we’ve been in this drought for several years with no frog sound–does that mean they’ve been hibernating that whole time? It is magic.


  2. Kathy Cordes says:

    I love this post. We get the same thing in the field below us. I look forward to the frogs. It means we are getting the rain we need. Several years ago we had an over abundance of little green tree frogs. They were on my hydrangeas and my hostas. They were beautiful!
    What happens with frogs is a kind of hibernation where when things get dry, they bury themselves in the dry dirt and when it gets wet again they wake up. It is like magic.


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