I was in New York City over the holidays. This year’s trip included illness, travel snafus, a lot of visiting and a lot of rushing. I was sick and not relaxed. I found my meditation and calm on the subway, of all places. Here is one of my subway thoughts.
There are a lot of human beings,
with a lot of different ways of talking and being, many languages, many families.
Alone not lonely.
Together still lonely.
Holding on, swaying, millions of stories on the move
All in stop motion for the ride
Very connected by one common experience
One common moment
Very few take notice
Daily we are offered
ways to slow down, connect, reach out,
ways to hear a new story, to meditate, to let go,
to honor each other with a glance, a smile or nod.