The Gift of One Word

2017, how swiftly you appeared.

Out of nowhere it seems.

You were here.

And you brought a gift, a word, “curare.”

The root word for curator, Latin, meaning “to take care.”

Life begs for care.

Long overdue care.

Taking care of thoughts, words, ideas,

health, heart, home, resources, and souls — mine and those around me.

So I accept the gift of the word, “curare.”

I am slowing down, pausing, and practicing taking care.