Being in one place and taking stock of the situation.
Noticing the random chaos.
Noticing extraneous stuff demanding your attention.
Aware of how things have changed; how you have changed.
But windows need to be replaced before the rains come.
Weeds need to be removed before they choke your roses.
Firewood needs to be stocked for those long winter days.
Unlike words on a page waiting to be shared, moved around, crossed over, replaced, our actions are irreversible, enduring, permanent.
And life, always, demands action.