Man is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures. - Plato

Slice of Life

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Rush, brush, dress, blush, finish up and kiss me quick Remember lunch, good luck with your test Traffic hectic as usual, don’t forget to fuel up Inbox full, a note to phone the school Meetings back to back Reschedule dentist appointment Looming deadlines, take a bite, coffee – cold again Queries, quotes, decisions Honey, I’m going to be late, playing golf I wonder if I have all the trimmings for dinner tonight. Receipts, deliveries, submittals Send, receive, reply. Please arrange the following? Get bread & milk on the way home Finish this one thing before I go Oh no, skipping gym – again! Send flowers for Gran’s birthday What’s for supper Mom? Food is up, wash up, clean up Check budget, file tax return TV blares dire news of world economic state Catch up on family’s day, sports day Saturday Get ready for bed, wash behind your ears Mom, you know that boy I told you about in class… Kiss me, hug me, good night I love you to the moon and back Check laundry, make shopping list for winter clothes They grow up so fast! Where did the time go? Dear Lord, thank you for all my blessings Grant me strength for yet another day Did I water the plants? That dog needs a bath again Zzzzz…

© Lanie Wentzel


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