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
looking up from my life?
4 thoughts on “Look Up From Your Life”
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.
This is such a reflective poem, and I love your questions that move it along from the simple act of looking up.
So true—so many question answered when we just look up. Lovely.
Looking up not only can lift the spirits, but also can open you up to the world. Thank you for this reminder.