OtherwiseI got out of bed on two strong legs. It might have been otherwise. I ate cereal, sweet milk, ripe, flawless peach. It might have been otherwise. I took the dog uphill to the birch wood. All morning I did the work I love. At noon I lay down with my mate. It might have been otherwise. We ate dinner together at a table with silver candlesticks. It might have been otherwise. I slept in a bed in a room with paintings on the walls, and planned another day just like this day. But one day, I know, it will be otherwise.
Thankful for safe havens and warm snuggles, hot tea and costumes. Thankful for days hectic and filled to the brim. Thankful for chaos and loudness and messy fingers. Thankful for angels watching over us. It may have been otherwise.