The Surety of the Slow
It is a privilege to walk slowly,
To answer the bell with measure
And with good time.
I walked quickly for years. Ran
Up the stairs
And back down to get somewhere,
That I now care not to remember.
Ran to meet or to beat time,
To get it all done with expediency,
Moved with sharpness to answer
Alarms that went
Off in our collective psyche.
Those who must walk slowly
They probably don’t even know why.
I am fairly sure that it is because
Those who are slower
Have a more fulfilling power
Than those who feel they must fly.
Audio and Comment-
Tom and Irma Stories Sold in Uzbekistan
It's true. People are the same all over the world.
The little book, Tom and Irma-Chronicles of the 1950's, has been out for a couple of years now. Its stories were first broadcast on Radio Kinver and people from many walks of life responded. Those reminisces of the 1950's reminded listeners of their own families. Universality is part of our humanity to be sure.
Here, however, is a first. We have just sold a CD of Tom and Irma to Munizoda, his wife Oksana, and their son Farhod, who live in Khiva, Uzbekistan.
Thank you to my readers in Russia and Central Asia! (Yes, I do have a few readers there.)
Click the button below and listen to the first chapter. If you want to buy the book, Tom and Irma, please visit http://www.earlenegrey.com