Choosing little moments of pause

“Rather than going for the high moment of drama, the high moment of the erotic, the high moment of the extraordinary, poetry will choose the small moment of pause just to look at what’s really happening, to look at a few layers deep and to let that small pause, that ordinary moment, open up with all the fullness of its being to us.”

+ Pádraig Ó Tuama, in The Summer of The Pause Newsletter from On Being

Poetry can reset our lens, the way we see the world.

Yet we don’t have to wait for another’s words to do this for us.

We can choose our own small moments to inhabit and bring to life in our being.

Just by pausing to notice.

~ I’ve never seen this exquisite fibre weaving around a thistle head before.