Life in Motion
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
Sometimes I forget about it...or at least refuse to be aware. It has been such a busy year--the past month especially--and now Christmas and the year's end is just around the corner. But then when I slow down I remember. Sometimes I just need to stop and take a breath. And this is what I was thinking as I pushed the Mundo up the Plank of Gratefulness today, and as I stopped to look at the withered weeds and plants pictured above. It's an image of where--just a brief time ago--I grew vegetables. It seems like just a few days ago that I was relishing in the fact that it was the longest day of the year and now--in two days--it will be the shortest (and darkest). Oddly, as I looked at the shriveled plants they looked beautiful to me. So after pushing the Mundo into the living-room (yes I keep my bikes in my living-room) I grabbed my camera and snapped a few photos. And as I was taking the photos--zooming in on them--it occurred to me that nothing is permanent on this physical plane in which we currently reside; everything is in transition...it always has and always will be. Life moves on and we must move with it. And with the sake of sounding hokey (as if I haven't already) I also think that each of us has a purpose in this current incarnation which we find ourselves....whether we ever realize it or not. I'll get off my little soapbox-pulpit now. Carpe Diem.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-81 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.