October 24, 2021
Here’s a poem and a picture a friend posted on Facebook. She got it from a site called “Midwives of the Soul.”
“In difficult times, you move forward in small steps.
My grandmother once gave me a tip:
Do what you have to do, but little by little.
Don’t think about the future, or what may happen tomorrow.
Wash the dishes.
Remove the dust.
Write a letter.
Make a soup.
You are advancing step by step.
Take a step and stop.
Rest a little.
Take another step.
You won’t notice, but your steps will grow more and more.
And the time will come when you can think about the future without crying.”
– Elena Mikhalkova
(Image of Tasha Tudor, American Illustrator 1915-2008)