slow down and breathe
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
distance running, Gabrielle Bryden, haiku, marathon runner, photography, poem, poetry
January 1, 2013 at 2:46 pm
Happy New Year!
January 3, 2013 at 10:51 am
Let’s hope so Charles :) 2012 was all about waiting to move, and now I can just relax and try to make the year go as slow as possible – the kids will be going to a new school, so that will be a big challenge …
January 1, 2013 at 7:22 pm
Hello again :-)
Happy New Year to you Gab … wishing you and yours all the very best for 2013 :-)
January 3, 2013 at 10:52 am
Helloooooo Geoff – thank you and happy new year right back at you! :)
January 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm
Distance haiku-er? :)
Good advice, indeed.
January 3, 2013 at 10:53 am
haha – happy new year to you colonialist and keep on bending those words ;)
January 2, 2013 at 4:14 am
Good idea, Gabrielle. I shall do just that, if I can. Happy New Year to you all.
January 3, 2013 at 10:54 am
It is harder than it sounds Kate that’s for sure :) in this busy world of ours – happy new year to you and yours (including those mischievous critters of yours).
January 2, 2013 at 9:08 am
love this Gabe!
January 3, 2013 at 10:55 am
:) thanks Graham
January 2, 2013 at 12:21 pm
May the backburns always burn back and the Joe Blakes stay in the bush and your dogs do not eat a cane toad. Have a great 2013!
January 3, 2013 at 10:57 am
haha here’s to that Staffo ;) bloody canetoads are everywhere (found two in the boys bedroom the other day – snuck through the screen door which blew open in the wind – he wasn’t impressed) – you have a good one too :)
January 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm
Oh yeah. We’ve got to remember to breathe. HAPPY NEW YEAR BEAUTIFUL BRYDENS xxxx
January 3, 2013 at 10:58 am
Breathing is always a good thing Selma – having asthma is always a strong reminder of the life force that is oxygen :)
January 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm
my new years resolution haha, great!
January 3, 2013 at 10:59 am
haha same here tipota – I’m calling 2013 the year of living slow – I’m becoming a tortoise for the duration.
January 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm
nice one Gabe
January 5, 2013 at 11:33 am
Thanks Dhyan :)
January 11, 2013 at 4:12 am
breathe this year Gabe,
happy new year!
January 12, 2013 at 5:17 pm
Same to you Benedicte :) Hope all went well on your trip – here’s to a terrific 2013
January 13, 2013 at 5:36 pm
I love this haiku, I really do, and not only because it’s a damn good reason to not take up long-distance running.
January 15, 2013 at 10:59 am
hahaha – there are many reasons for not taking up long-distance running Nigel (if I ever meet you in person I will tell you what those reasons are – if I write them here I may have a contingent of type A personalities with high blood pressure, out to get me ;) ) – kids run for the fun of it – not so sure about the adults who run!
January 14, 2013 at 6:57 am
A meditation of calm in this haiku – taking a big breath…
January 15, 2013 at 11:00 am
It’s a reminder to myself bluebee :) often not enacted on!
January 17, 2013 at 4:57 am
January 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm
Thanks Monica :) breathe in, breathe out …
January 17, 2013 at 5:01 am
Lovely – So wise and so true. We could all do with this advice, Gabe. Thanks so much.
Thanks adeeyoyo :)
January 26, 2013 at 1:49 am
You have something there to be savored. What an adventure. So much beauty.
February 7, 2013 at 8:28 pm
An adventure – yes Aletha – haha ;) and it is beautiful (I love this place)
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