“Good Morning Sweetie,” Pops wrote as he had done a lot. I have my window blinds closed. The Sun is at about 10:00 a.m. so it kind of looks like the Dawn which means I’m thinking about you. I’m going to surprise you on Valentine’s Day. I’m going to write something with an amazing rhyme and I will feel my emotions when I write so when you read it, you will feel them too, and it will make you smile and laugh and when you get to the end, you’re gonna want to read it again.
I think it will start like this: “Roses are red…” Then I am going to share it with the whole world, or maybe not.
Here’s something I wrote this morning for Stephen. It's called, "How Do We Seize a Moment?"
A moment in time?
If I gave a moment of mine
Is it a second, a minute, a year or an hour
Pops wondered from the top of his Tower.
What if it’s longer, like more than a year?
How about just long enough to quiet the fears?
What could be done to have no more tears
Instead time with my buds to have a few beers?
I’ll give it twelve years, no maybe eleven
But by that time I could also be hanging in heaven
But who cares where I’ll be
I definitely want to see
A moment seized beyond all control
so maybe then we can stop all the bull
'How do you seize a moment?' I’m afraid to ask
I don’t think I’ve ever been basked with this task
With your friends make a bet
And capture it with a net?
Or fall down and pretend your insane
So when it comes close, snap on the chains?
Or take a shovel, so a hole you can make
As big as needed for the moment to take?
Cover it with branches and make sure they’re black
It will never suspect, the sorry ol’ chap
Maybe a cage of steel with a little bait
Then sit back, be patient, and wait, wait, wait?
Maybe with bayonets and guns
Our job would be done?
Just tell it to "Stop!" Could it be that simple?
If it is so you will see it in my dimples.
A moment seized then time to have fun.
I just don’t have the answer I’m afraid to say
I don’t want to spend my time with conjecture all day
I just don't know how to seize a moment in time
maybe i need another glass of wine
I know I need help; I can’t do it alone
I need my brothers and sisters with all their cell phones
To gram in an instant, to book with a face,
To message each other at a very fast pace
To do something sweet
With a flying blue tweet
Maybe a video to post
I like funny kittens the most
Let your heart glisten
So others will listen
To the call to adventure
The ultimate joint venture
Don’t just listen to me
Or to the Dalai
Now listen to him sing
That Stephen Hawk King
Although he has flown
We can still make his, and our, dream known.
How do you like that one? I put my computer on top of the heater cover this morning and played Jason’s video from Day 144. I imitated his movements and words. It felt good again. I made it to the top of the mountain with him and "roared" really loud. It was a fun journey. It is helping to awaken something inside of me.
Hope you have a good day, and welcome to The Family Stephen.
Peace out Pops."