Being Here Now
Being here now is a winding labyrinth,
following its own ebon gaze
through each pathway as a puzzle of life.
Each turn, wind, or victory is a surprise in life,
it makes you who you are.
Being here now can also relate
to a hand woven quilt, each pattern
stitched with love and affection.
Each pattern can relate to a specific
time of emotion, and brings back
memories with the feel of fuzz
from a delicate bumble bee.
Being here right now,
at this very moment is a gift,
you might say,
and indeed it is.
~ Rebecca Vionito ( at 11 years old )
This poem was written by my daughter while she took part in one of my Poetic Gathering Workshops. After a guided meditation, each person drew three pieces of paper out of 2 bowls. One bowl contained images to include in the poem they had to write. The other bowl contained a topic. Her topic was ‘Being Here Now’ The other 2 images were, ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘fuzz of a bumble bee’.