Monday, 16 January 2012


Reminders! They are a vital part of busy lives.
To help with the ever-quickening pace of life, free calendars were circulated, frequently, when I was a child. Now, print calendars are not given out so generously by businesses. Many are actually designed as works of art. That brings to mind those thick day planning books of the 80s & 90s. For the most part, electronic calendars have replaced the traditional ones.
While the iCal version is great, sometimes I just like to look at the paper version on the wall.
Today, there is a reminder about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, observed in the U.S. Here, in Ontario,
that reminder seemed to be reinforced by an amazing set of jet tracks in the cold blue January sky, so guess what? I wrote a poem, a small stone! 

January 16

Calendar X marks the spot.
Reminds to observe
Martin Luther King Jr. Day with peace. 

Much has changed since 1968 but the legacy of MLK, Jr., has stayed its course. His words and speeches are quoted by those seeking justice in many parts of the world, let alone the U.S. and, here, in Canada.

Sometimes its takes a day like this, even an "x" in the sky to remind us of that call to peaceful change.

Have a good one! Peace!

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Joanne said...

What a perfect sign nature left in the sky ... Peace to you today, too.

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Certainly seemed that way!
Hope you had a great "peaceful" day, Joanne!

Anonymous said...

I like that interpretation of the x - and reminders to create peace are always welcome, even here in Canada... :)

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Thanks! I so agree about the peace that is needed everywhere!

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

That X in the sky is cool! I remember when everyone gave a calendar for their business - remember the ones that folded into a kind of triangle and saat on your desk - you'd flip the page for the next month? Anyway, that was nice. My small stone today was time-out for lunch with a friend. Thanks for explaining the small stone thing to me :-)

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

So welcome, Melissa Ann! Thanks re photo. I do recall those calendars. Peace!

Laurie Kolp said...

Hey- I love your stone today (1-17-12)... keep looking for those cardinals!

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Thanks, Laurie. Like those red eye-catchers!

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Very nice stone! Great capture of nature's statement.

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Thanks, Judith. Much appreciate the comment!

Jodi said...

Patricia, this is such a lovely post. Thanks for guiding me here. What an incredible photo. Love it. Jodi

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Jodi, glad you liked the post & photo. Drop by anytime!