Slow down, already.

If as Herod, we fill our lives with things,
And again with things -
If we consider ourselves so unimportant
That we must fill every moment
Of our lives with action,
When will we have time
To make the long slow journey
Across the desert as did the Magi,
Or sit and watch the stars
As did the Shepherds,
Or brood over the Coming of the Child
As did Mary?
For each one of us
There is a desert to travel
A Star to discover,
And a being within ourselves
To bring to life.

Author Unknown

(but HT: my wife.)