Some Notes to Self

I’ve lamented the rush for years.

I’ve never enjoyed an adequate pace.

Everybody sprinting toward the finish line

still obsessed with arriving first.

Death will come soon enough.

They run, run, run and forget the facts of life.

You take the good, you take the bad…


Don’t reserve your travels for only straight lines.

Feel the curve of the road.

Feel the curve in all things.

Even the seemingly straight road, isn’t.

Einstein knew about the curve.

Newtonknew about ellipses.


Sit when you want to sit.

Move when you’re inspired.

Never plug a hole,

if it’s not what you desired.


Steer clear of hand cuffs and obligations.

Stay only if you want to stay,

and make tracks fast

when the only option is flee.


Learn to feel the slightest breeze

on the hottest summer day.

Sensitize and connect to the sun.

Beckon heat on the coldest,

ball-shriveling January nights.


Turn new ground and dig art.

Don’t buy the lies they sell in bulk.

And more so than ever,

keep going.


About npeligeiro

N. Peligeiro is still trying his hand at teaching and learns more as he goes. He doesn’t subscribe to that whole “those who can’t do, teach” theory and he repents for being less than a model student back in Minnesota when he was young and knew he knew it all. Currently Mr. Peligeiro is probably somewhere in South America, but it’s hard to say because he moves around a lot and burns through money because he has a space between his two front teeth that he hasn’t gotten fixed yet even though an old Chinese sage told him it was bad physiognomy and he’d always have financial problems while the space remained. He likes to write when he’s got something to say. When he doesn’t he keeps his mouth shut and his pen capped.
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