This is a challenging time in the world for everyone. I had planned a little vacation in August in Blowing Rock, a favorite place for Marianne and me. But I canceled my plans at the last minute on account of the resurgence of the coronavirus. I sense that Marianne really wants me to be happy, and I remembered this poem from July, 2014 when I was looking ahead towards an upcoming trip to Blowing Rock. It is a personal poem, with a reference to a movie Marianne and I both liked, Red Planet. Watch the movie and you will understand!
Do It for Me I am alone in the small forest The sound of the crickets soothes me The stream is bubbling and running a little faster from the recent rain Some tiny creature moves a plant at my feet And a gentle breeze cools me as I pause in this sunny spot I thought about our coming time together in a favorite place And knew I wanted it to be a happy time I have felt your enduring presence beside me And now as I choose the path of happiness I hear your loving voice “Do it for me, Bob Do it for me.”