Patiently we wait and watch you Jan, as you step over your papers and books, piled neatly until they fall over. We are by the windows where you promised hours of meditation, windows opened after new summer rain has made way for sunshine. Candles with floral scents, soft purses with crayons and pens, greeting cards for faraway friends: We wait and watch you move through each day. Up so early yet wanting more sleep, you ignore your inviting pillow. We watch you worry and tumble into task after task. The phone rings even now, and you take on the new responsibility.