Rolling Waves

north of bodega bay by Matthew 2018

Looking into the future
it is a vast horizon –
one of hesitation
and reservation
yet, also
one of beauty
and excitement
It is an ocean
of varied emotions
like the rolling waves
with their uncertainty
as they commingle
with the mystery
among them –
and others 
causing me
to catch my breath
while watching
the presentation 
of a spectacular sunset
Whether joyful
or distressed,
the future requires
careful navigation
so that this moment,
this very moment
doesn’t escape
without being noticed

Lauren Scott © 2018
Photo: Taken by my husband,
north of Bodega Bay

on a motorcycle ride

41 thoughts on “Rolling Waves

  1. This poem hits home today, Lauren. I just learned that the first reader who ever contacted me after reading Second Chance Romance, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. There are no guarantees for tomorrow. Beautiful poem. ❤

    1. I’m so sorry to hear of your first reader passing unexpectedly, Jill. It’s so hard when that happens and we have no time to prepare…And how memorable for you, too, because of your first book being published. But I’m glad you found some kind of solace in my poem. My husband offered me his photo, and I don’t know why, but I saw that vast ocean and thought of the future. There are times that we need to plan, times when we can’t help but think of our tomorrows, but you’re right, there are no guarantees, so best to enjoy this very moment. Sending comforting hugs…xo

  2. Ahh … Lauren, such a beautiful and reflective poem.
    I especially love the ending:

    ” so that this moment
    this very moment
    doesn’t escape
    without being noticed.”

    How wonderfully true.


  3. A wonderful reminder to be mindful, always, no matter what’s happening….to find joy in those beautiful now-moments, whenever possible. Thanks for this one, Lauren. (Gorgeous photo your husband took!) Hugs ❤️💕💕

    1. Thanks, Betty! The future was the first thing that came to mind when I saw that vast ocean. And I thought the photo was gorgeous, too. I agree with all you said, and I try to not delve into the future too much. Sometimes, it’s hard to avoid, but it’s best to enjoy those now-moments, as you said. Hugs back, my friend! (I’m on my desktop, so I have no emojis.) 🙂 xoxo

  4. So very important to live every moment, Lauren – I agree.

    And living every moment does not mean forever painting the town red which is what some think. Stopping. Savouring the sights. Letting ones senses full play. And reflecting. Living the moment.

    And to do all this with a loved one beside you – now, if that is not a blessing, I don’t know what is.

    To share a little – as the years move along, my wife and I have grown much more closer. It is getting to the stage where I’m missing her every moment she is away. Just as it was during our courting days 🙂

    Luv, hugz, and peace,

    1. Thanks for your wonderful comment, Eric. I also agree with your definition of living each moment. And I believe we’re both blessed to have a loved one beside us. Thanks for sharing about you and your wife, and I can say the same for my husband and I, too. We’re each other’s best friend, so it’s not that we can’t be apart, but we do miss each other when we are. So I completely understand the phase you both are in.
      Luv, hugz, and peace to you, too, and enjoy living those moments!

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