Every Day is the First Day

I got up this morning wondering what surprises the day would hold.   The month is warm. It is late in the season. The leaves have not begun to turn. The heat that is summer, the clarity that is winter, have all faded into fog. Autumn has yet to fill the air with Halloween dreams. There is a haze that decorates the mornings, clings to everything, clouding the scenery with ghost-like serenity.DSC06447

Things we did just yesterday are memories. While our previous actions can impact the present, we can change nothing about the past. It has become fixed in our timeline.

The future is  beyond our understanding. We can touch nothing forward in time. No one can see ahead with any certainty…Tomorrow is a mystery about to unfold.

The only reality is now.

We must live in the very moment, seize the very essence of the present. No other time can be affected by our efforts.

I got up this morning wondering what surprises the day would hold. When I looked across the seemingly endless expanse of water, I knew that the fog would lift–that the sun would come out. I poured myself a cup of coffee, and took a deep breath sucking in the glorious scent of early Fall. I smiled. I was content in that moment on the shore.

 

 

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So here I am…

I’m a story teller. You already know that. I invent things, sometimes things that I can not have. I dream. I want more time. I fly. I crawl. I dance. I manage to become hundreds of people, while the me that’s inside is often lost and afraid. Do you love me? Do you hate me? Do you wonder who I am? Open your eyes.
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The answer is very clear–so do I.

In and Out

The simple thought of motion defines so many parts of life. In a smaller sense it describes activity in a microcosm of our day. I went into the kitchen and came out with my coffee…SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

Maybe not what someone was expecting, but apt  nonetheless.

I find the concept of a quick turn around defining many parts of life, and I object. We all prefer in the hospital to be a quick out of the hospital, but in love needs to last a life time.

I insist on the permanence of certain concepts–liberty, happiness, choice, freedom, love—being among my favorites. It makes me wonder how these things can so easily fall into the category of temporary.

Yes, someone may point out that liberty, freedom and choice are the same thing, but that is not always true…

My mind is open.  How about you?

Snow

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Snow–By the end of the day it will all be gone. Like everything it is temporary. I often wonder why as humans we are born with such an absolute sense of permanence. We mourn at the thought of death. Yet, the beauty around us–even as the temperature rises on a snowy day–melts and fades with each passing moment. All things change.

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Even I am different. Touched by the watery ice that cascades from the tree tops, I embrace the impermanence. I touch the essence of forever.

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A Moment’s Thought

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“Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.”

I came into the world kicking and screaming and completely naked. I brought absolutely nothing here with me… and I will take nothing with me when I leave. No amount of money or power can change this reality. Life is a temporary thing, a journey, not an end.

As fragile and delicate as a gentle breeze, the spark of life is earthbound and then gone. Look around. What do you gain through harsh actions, intolerance, impatience and anger?

Myself, I gain very little. I wallow  in attempts to assert my ego… and the clock is ticking. No matter what I accrue I will leave the world as I first came into it, unburdened by everything…perhaps except the weight of my deeds.

Have a wonderful Sunday!