Babies may ask you to hold thier hands
while they find their footing.
Is it uncomfortable
to go slow?
that I am falling forward
again and again –
embracing the unknown with each step?
I become tranquil
as I slow down
to be aware
of where my attention
“Don’t be a baby”, “She’s a bit slow”, “hurry up!”, “Go for it!”, “Get with the game” and so on and so on
the familiar din goes.
There is nothing inherently
with time, or speed, or taking big steps.
babies’ faltering steps
are full of lightness and the gift of spontanaeity.
There is the joy of movement, the excitement of
risk, the experience of strength from taking a fall and
it being okay afterall.
So much heart in a baby’s step.