Friday, 4 April 2014

Response 5: The car

Old Joe finished fixing the harness and took hold of the handle of the plough, worn smooth with years of use. He reflected with a smile that many people might say the same of him. Little Joe was watching from the gate. He helped every day in the fields and the two were seen together so often that they had acquired the nicknames to distinguish the farmer from his twelve-year-old grandson. This gave the old man a glow of satisfaction, but didn’t make him miss his son any less.

Rooks rose and scattered and Old Joe looked up, puzzled. He knew what cars were of course, he wasn’t such a crusty stick-in-the-mud, but he was sure that this was the first time one had been along the road.

Little Joe stared transfixed at the dust-cloud in the vehicle’s wake, and Old Joe knew nothing would ever be the same again.


  1. My own contribution. It was a little meditation on the moment that life became faster for everyone.

  2. Mindfulness takes a ton of work,yet the uplifting news is that the more drawn out you practice,the simpler it gets, and the more cheerful your life gets to be.Right away,your musings will be in disarray, and everything will appear to be crazy.Your circumstance will feel vulnerable,yet the more you concentrate on being completely where you are,the simpler it will be to discover peace of mind in the moment.Mindfulness is best practiced as the day progressed.