9.26.2013

Taking the Farm Road

Following a tractor
allows for reflection
on the bigness & slowness
of tractor wheels,
turning like years.

16 comments:

  1. Yay for the return of comments.
    Though, I will admit, the only reflecting I do when following a tractor is wondering when I can jam down on the accelerator and past it.

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    1. well, that's just the point, isn't it? not being rushed, taking a moment...

      also, hello! if anyone has ideas about how to re-enable comments for past posts, let me know! i can't seem to get that to turn on. :)

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  2. I love minuscule moments captured like this - we've all been there, but have we really observed? Seen? Just lovely - and I'm thrilled to be able to TELL you :)

    I do know that following behind anything "farm related" can be interesting... I have a friend who grew up on a cow farm. One afternoon he and his older brothers were bringing the cows in and he was hitting one particularly slow moving cow with a stick on the behind. The cow lifted its tail and pooped - and cow poop is NOT formed at all... his brothers didn't help him as all they could do is roll on the ground, laughing.

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    1. guffaw!
      i do end up following tractors pretty often around here, and just don't see the point in being impatient about it. i'm working on being a more patient driver in general. ahem. :)

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  3. The years may turn slowly but they do turn, don't they.

    I understand your reasoning for turning off your comments, Marian, and it never stopped me enjoying your poetry. That I get to tell you again is great.

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    1. xoxox
      sometimes they go slooooooowwww and sometimes wayyyyyy too fast.

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  4. "turning like years"...that's wonderful, Marian.
    And I hope I didn't bully you into turning comments back on. Just love to be able to tell you how I feel about what you've written.
    Luv, K

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    1. :) no, no.... no bullying around here. my reasons for disabling them just seemed less important when faced with a chorus of Toads clamoring to comment. hah! ribbit. it's all good. xoxo

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  5. Bigness. Slowness. So much more than tractor wheels. Love.

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  6. Yay! Comments! Now, what the hell was I going to say . . .

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  7. I love this, Marian--and I also love tractors, (and I love being able to open my pie hole again here and blither all about it, too.)

    Since you have foolishly returned me this platform to babble, let me tell you my greatest insight about tractors, that I gleaned when I used to work on the Parks crew--take the goofiest person you know, put them on a tractor, and they will look like they are part of Seal Team 6. EVERYONE looks serious on a tractor, like they are doing the most important, serious shit in the universe. Fact. Unless of course, they're drunk. Then they look scared and serious. ;_)

    (Thanks for dropping by and letting me know you were reading, too. You can just say one word anytime.)

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  8. "tractor wheels turning like years"....wow, kiddo. And YAY! Comments!!!!!

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  9. Lovely stuff!
    'tractor wheels,
    turning like years.'
    Lovely stuff!
    Anna :o]

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  10. thank you, lovely friends. thank you for coming to visit! i know you never left, but still, i'm glad you are back. aw! xo

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