Making a Life
You, with soul & character
deep & clear as a mountain lake
without glacial till: you harbor
empathy & compassion for others.
Are you treating yourself
with empathy & compassion?
Don’t be concerned
about “making a living.”
Work at what you’re passionate about,
at what’s most important for you.
Toil & work, tarry & play
at making a life, a life that matters.
~ Andrew Shattuck McBride
On a postcard of Mount Baker and Baker Lake.
I sent this to my dear friend Anna B. Please join me in wishes for Anna to find a wonderful new job!
This is my second poem for the 2013 Postcard Poetry Project. (It actually begins on August 1st.) I’m warming up.