Sunday, September 6, 2015

Tracking Time

Take
this day
It is your starting block
to hurtle into tomorrow and tomorrow
and ten thousand tomorrows.
More if
you’re lucky

Minutes, hours may drag
but the years screech past
relentless as a train

Meanwhile, you have these
empty days
to fill with
colors, bright or muted
music,
white noise or a
frantic cacophony.
You choose
today



18 comments:

  1. I like this. A day is always an opportunity - I hope we can do something,

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  2. This gives the feeling of carpe diem.. lovely!

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  3. Always a way to make it a fun day

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  4. I think it is a very good thing to learn to live in the present day.

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  5. this is so true and beautifully written

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  6. We do waste too much time wondering about how we could have changed yesterday or alter tomorrow... Too many todays are lost that way.

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  7. A bit of sad and a bit of content. I choose today, also. Lovely

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  8. Absolutely you do before it too wanders on by. Lovely words you offer.

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  9. A wonderful reminder. Thanks. k.

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  10. Very true Mary! There is so much free time but many lamented 'I have no time!' Golden years can be lots of opportunities or just emptiness!

    Hank

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  11. I really like this, and I needed the reminder.

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  12. Always a good reminder not to dwell on the past and to make the most of today.

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  13. The time in hand is the best we can make.........

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  14. Sometimes you can't "choose" the day, but you can choose the attitude that you face it with!

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  15. The screeching years--you sit there watching and can't believe--you remember being a child and how loooong summer was...perfect capture, Mary.

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  16. A gentle reminder of the intrinsic importance of each moment in building the whole of our living experience. Very well put...
    Steve K.

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