Slice of Life: The Ordinary 16 of 31

Coffee before the day begins, the newspaper delivered to your drive, the breeze across the patio: the ordinary. If the last year has taught us anything, it is the power of the ordinary. Family birthday celebrations, dining out with friends, a trip to the grocery: the ordinary. While we search for joy, the big moment that makes us smile, we are often surprised to find these moments in the ordinary.  What's your ordinary?

An Ordinary Pause

crocus appear
seemingly overnight
as winter 
makes its final dance

the birds 
seemingly understand
as they build 
their nests for the days ahead

i sit at the window
seemingly distracted
coffee in hand
noting the promise of tomorrow

Need More Inspiration

It's March and I'm diving back into the March Slice of Life Challenge!  Buckle in!  This will be my 8th year joining the community (though I must confess to a two year break).  Yep, some of the writing will be messy.  Honestly, most of it will be messy.  Thanks for stopping by.  I'm excited to dive back into the madness.  Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for hosting.  


  1. You're so right, discovering the ordinary and the hidden joys that are and have been right there in front of us. Thanks for the reminder of how important those little things are!

  2. Your poem echoes your prose very well -- making the ordinary quite beautiful.

  3. Cathy, your reflections and your poem were such a breath of fresh air this morning. I paused several times at your intentional repetition of the word "seemingly". I'll be pondering your question, "What's your ordinary?" all day. Thanks for being here.

  4. I think we all have a different impression of what the word ordinary means now. Will we ever really feel ordinary again??!!


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