“Perhaps the goal
Is not to spend this day
Power skiing atop an ocean of multitasking.
Maybe the idea is to swim slower
And really look around.
There is a difference between
A life of width
And a life of depth.”
Excerpt From: Because There Is Not Enough Time, “A Permeable Life: Poems and Essays” – Carrie Newcomer
2 thoughts on “Diving deeper”
I loved the image as well as the poem. I remember hearing Carrie Newcomer sing a Folk Arts concert at the bakery on 5th Street, and then she turned up being a guest on Krista Tippett’s “On Being.” And now here, on your blog; thanks!
Thanks, Mike. One of my favorite songs by Carrie Newcomer is ‘Gathering of Spirits’. A poet who sings — you know about them. You are one too! Always good to connect with you.