Desiderata Days ~ Haste
March 24, 2010
Fumbling with my lipstick, I glanced over at a poem hanging on my massage therapist’s bathroom wall. “Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann (written in 1927; published in 1948) is a timeless poem with which many of us are familiar. Within the context of my power of slow conversation, it rings even more true for me.
Ergo the birth of Desiderata Days.
For each line in the poem I will blog about its meaning. I welcome your thoughts and interpretations as well. So let’s get started!
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
The still voice within cannot be heard when we are shouting, or when things are shouting at us. How often do we cover ourselves with noise? Whether it is our computer screens, the television or our cell phones, we often drive ourselves to distraction.
Take a moment to pause amongst the haste in your day. What do you hear? I’d love to know.