Stepping Stones

I found
that someone had placed
two stones,
centered in a muddy puddle
along the path.

The unexpected discovery
made a touching impression,
that along the path of my
morning walk
in a place that creates
some struggle,
some inconvenience of stride
from having to jump or
feel a cold dampness soak my socks,
someone went out of their way
to place two rocks,
flat and level,
just so.

I can continue easily.
Step. Step.
I'm over the mud
and on my way
to the song of the wood thrush.

The stranger's anonymous kindness
feels like a friendly hand
stretched out
just when I needed it.


  1. Hi jennifer

    It is nice to know that you have a kind considerate fellow walker

    Happy days

  2. This is just beautiful. Thanks.

  3. How considerate, to leave a path for others to follow. There's a lesson there.

  4. Extraordinary! Your story lifts my spirit...and you have related it/captured this kindness in such a beautiful way in a perfect pairing of photo and poetic words! Love this! Janine XO

  5. Thank you. It was nice to have you visit my blog recently, too.


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