tranquil warrior

He’s standing there, hands interlaced at the back of his head,
seemingly listening to a tune carried by the wind from faraway places
(and he’s wearing their patterns to keep himself warm in the wind)

Wisely smiling at the antics of youth,
laughing and fighting both coming from the heart
(and he’s as relaxed as a warrior can be)

In the blink of an eye his stance will change, complete control of mind and body,
with every fibre and muscle ready to face the world
(and he does so with thoughtful tranquility)

for you.

P1300423.resizedFor Darling, and for all the other people who are important in my life.

Starfish says “thank you”! 


(For those who are wondering, my shirt says “the early bird might get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese” – my mum gave it to me a while back and it’s quickly become one of my favourites, even though at first I thought it was a little cheesy, pun fully intended. Thanks, mum.)