Look Up From Your Life

James Taylor has a song called

Look Up From Your Life.

Simple and lovely,

the song stays with me.

In the crush of busy days,

it is easy

to keep one’s head down.


look up and you may wonder…

What does today’s sky

look like at sunrise?

Why has my student been so quiet?

What book is that student reading?

What might my son need?

What writing brilliance awaits

in that student’s thoughts?

What connections can I make today

by simply

looking up from my life?

4 thoughts on “Look Up From Your Life

  1. Oh I am so working on this – -savouring the small moments. Noticing and naming all of what is going on around you. The reminder, and how you phrased each question, gives me pause.


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