Please Fasten Your Seat Belts


Today it is cold, wet and windy outside. From my living room, I watch jets coming in low as they approach PDX three miles to the south of my home. Usually they are high up and flying due south when they pass overhead, but with high winds, they must change their approach to an alternate runway, and so they pass across the view from my front window in a westerly direction, appearing almost as low as the trees.

It is January. A new year, a new decade no less. And with my birthday falling within the first week of the month, I face a triple mile post of time marked, and the reckoning that elicits. Have I spent the past year well? Wisely? And what will I do with this blank slate of 2020?

I will fly high, I vow, when conditions allow. I will be open to alternate approaches when circumstances turn dicey. And even through turbulence, I’ll take full advantage of the journey. because that’s the way of the determined traveler. I’m buckling up for 2020!

winter winds bluster
branches swing on steadfast trees
holding through the storm


For dVerse Challenge: Beginning (again) ~ Haibun

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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15 Responses to Please Fasten Your Seat Belts

  1. rothpoetry says:

    Hang on to today, for the sun will surely shine again tomorrow. Well done!

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  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Thank heaven for steadfast trees – may we be steadfast, too, for whatever life brings this coming year.

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  3. loving the bravery of this haibun! indeed we need to cling to our roots despite the storms.

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  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    May we all enter the sunshine of a new year! Well written.

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  5. I love the thought of seeing life as a journey… may we all travel well.

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  6. V.J. Knutson says:

    Happy Birthday. I resonate with your words, so masterfully crafted.

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