Take Time

I took a moment to see.

Just a breath of a moment.

And the bitter turned sweet.


I took a moment to taste.

To feel the texture and relish the food-art.

And the salad danced.

I took a moment to hear.

A simple moment, listening.

And the symphony revealed itself.


I took just a moment. Just a single moment to enjoy, to feel, to smell, to soak.

And the ordinary burst into theΒ extraordinary.

In just a moment…



Author: Andrew Zahn

I'm a son, husband, dad, business owner, actor and good sleeper/eater. On this blog, I pave a highway for creative growth by providing food, water, and shelter for those wishing to live, work, and play with creative zest.

  • Great reminder. Taking time to enjoy life is so important.

  • Digging your poetry, Andrew. And it reminds me, I’m overdue for some soaking of this nature! TIme to get alone and still…

    • Thanks Stephen.

      (Incidentally, I love the word ‘soaking.’ I have a playlist with ‘soaking music’ and it’s oh so good. Especially with coffee by my side.)

      • Sounds amazing to me. Who are some “soaking” artists on this list?

        • A few of my favorites: Laura Woodley, Alberto and Kimberly Rivera, Watermark, and Evan Earwicker. Ahhhhh.

          Any you have that I can add to my list? Let me know πŸ˜‰

          • Duly noted. I’ve heard Watermark and dig them, will have to look into the others. Thanks for the recommendations. Some good soaking music for me would have to include Bon Iver, Sigur Ros, Ray Lamontagne, and some Dylan for good measure πŸ™‚

  • It always amazes me how the simple things can have such a profound impact on us, if we just take the time to slow down and notice them.

    • Someone should write a book called “Slow Up.”

      Hmmmm. i like that title! Thanks for getting me thinking Jason.