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“Morning: it is zero-six AM”.. Yes, I can see that, thank you.

My morning alarm has one of those awful text to speech synthesizers, and in order to wake yours truly, it is loud. After being shocked into awareness today, my first thought was of the work I have to do today. I am an accountant working on a big report for later this week, and I have pages yet to fill.

Travel author Rick Steves speaks with wistful joy that same phrase about his passport booklet. After a recent quick business trip across the pond, I noted the same thing about mine, and I wondered about trips yet to come.

But, will those trips ever come? Will the work awaiting me at my office ever be completed? I know my boss sometimes wonders that same thing, but I digress.

As last week painfully reminded me, none of us has any guaranties in life. Accidents happen. Illness swoops in suddenly. These are matters of inches, indeed.

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:13-14

“Morning: it is zero-six forty-two AM (now)”.. Yes, I can see that, thank you, and I have work to do, at least for the moments that are indeed mine, however few they may be.

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It’s out there. I can feel it, but I can’t see it. There is a party going on, and I’m choosing to sit at home.

It’s day one with no Facebook. Why, you may ask? Because I was feeling the void: the void of what I was missing. Keeping up on FB was becoming a bit of a numbing crutch, so to speak.

So, here I am. I’ve read some this morning: actual books. I plan to do more. I need to exercise more, as well. I will work on how to tie these disciplines together.

10 pounds and 3 books, maybe more, and I will let myself stop by the party and say “Hi” on occasion, but I feel like there is more to see and do.

It’s out there. I can feel it, but I can’t see it. Not yet, at least, but it is growing brighter by the minute.

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