Louise Tredoux

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Passion For Life


Says the positive voice: Treat the job
as a meditation - I looked at my way of
working like a scatterbrain, dreaming of
glamorous adventures as I washed and
cleaned - tried the meditative approach,
ended up sitting in the lotus position staring
into the distance, feeling the charm of being
becalmed, afterwards finished the job without
existential fear

Rudi came home, made dinner together,
happy conversation, a warm atmosphere,
me being happily spiritual while he did
administrative tasks, contentment within
enabling me to bask in his peaceful
presence - maybe one day I’ll stop
thinking of the world as a dangerous
place and create a safe space in which
Rudi and I can co-exist

In eternal contentment, but not now, of
course, his eyes ablaze with passion
for life - kindling reciprocal passion
in mine…

Submitted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, January 14, 2009

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