Monday, February 13, 2017

DMC: "Preparing for the Day" by David McMullin


Curiosity whispers in your ear, waking you from a deep sleep.
Curiosity tosses back the covers, splashes water in your face, 

     fills your belly, and packs your bags.
Curiosity turns the knob and throws the front door wide open.
Curiosity nudges you, to step out into the waiting world.

© 2017 David McMullin. All rights reserved.

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  1. I think I need to read this every day like a mantra, David. Nicely done!

  2. Love that "fills your belly and packs your bags", a satisfying way to think about it.

  3. Thanks for sharing this, Michelle. And thank you, Linda and Janie for the kind comments.

  4. I love this so very much. Will be sharing with my first graders who are irrepressibly curious (as is their teacher, though she needs a wee bit of prompting in the morning).

    1. Thanks, Rebekah. I hope they can relate. I agree that some mornings can be tough.

  5. This describes my middle child so well. She would always wake up and get dressed right away, afraid she would miss something. Her curiosity drives her still today in her adult work. Thanks for sharing.