The last grain of sand
floats slowly to the bottom
as it twists and turns
and takes its sweet time
It knows the gravity of the situation
Suspended in air
All that was and could have been
Time will always win
We’ve got all the time in the world – But do we?
Would you live your life any differently is you knew exactly when it would end? Some people do.
What gets me is that none of us know when we will die and yet we live as though this life will go on forever. With such uncertainty I would think we would treat it more tenderly.
I have never seen a year fly by faster than this current one. I look at the calendar and I’m astonished that the 10th month is almost at end. The holidays are just around the corner! (That’s a whole other story.)
I feel this urgency to do all the things that I want to accomplish in my time here. Maybe it’s because of my melanoma scare, or maybe because a friend who was only 63 just passed from a brain aneurysm! Or maybe it is just that as we get older we have to come to some agreement with our own mortality.
The thing I am painfully aware of is there are fewer years ahead of me than there are behind me! That makes a bucket list of paramount importance if I want any chance of completing it.
I have been very busy lately with various projects and that seems to help with this anxiety I feel about time. I have actually been FINISHING things that I start and that makes me think that maybe this musing about time isn’t such a bad thing.
I wonder if I am the only one who feels an urgency about time. Maybe it is something in the air.
I leave you with three wishes:
1). I wish for you to live your life totally aware and in the moment so that you never have regrets.
2). I wish for you to have relationships where you treat others the way you would like to be treated, and they treat YOU that way too.
3). I wish for you to do all the things that bring joy to your soul and a smile to your face!