Some days call for quiet time
in order to boost the spirits after
facing the facts of life and death
and needing to find diversions
to end the racing mind and focus
on something that can lighten the
load and put a smile back on a face
that has been wrinkled into concern.
A tub full of bubbles, Colin Firth movies,
cuddling with a fat cat,
Andrea Boccelli singing love songs,
hot soup and the sound
of a granddaughter's laughter
bring the world back round to
the remembrance that only the simple
things are needed to ease the mind.