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!