Musings on the coming New Year with all it's promise.
Musings on the coming New
Year with all it's promise.
NEW YEAR - NEW BEGINNINGS
The beautiful, lighted ball in Times Square has dropped, slowly,
elegantly, a second at a time. A new year begins. I wonder how it would be if
our lives were lived in the absence of structured time. There would be no past,
or future, just the "now". Instead, we are subjected to the rhythms of time,
living according to its laws.
One thing we learn as children is that time
seems to take forever, as we crave to grow up and test the waters of our future.
Time appears to slow throughout young adulthood, then picks up speed aroung the
age of fifty. It zooms forward just when many would prefer to slow down and
savor the lessons learned.
It is either an enigma or cosmic joke that the
huge tortoise can live one hundred and thirty years or more, with little
purpose, while human life stops just about the time we gain the wisdom to enjoy
and benefit from it. The Creator has a penchant for supreme irony. A tortoise
gets one hundred and thirty years to munch on lettuce while humanity has about
eighty or so years to begin to grasp the meaning of existence. Given a choice, I
would probably not opt to chew greens for over a century, yet the tortoise
aggravates me--so much time to do nothing while I have so little time to do so
Each new year is magical in that it offers new beginnings, a chance to
correct past mistakes, make resolutions for future projects and dreams.
Resolutions, made in earnest, are not always kept, but it is important to make
them for it proves the incredible ability of the human race to believe it can
better itself. The tortoise just keeps looking for the next green leaf.
Successful or not, the attempt to improve, correct, or make better choices is a
good thing. It shows that we have not lost our inherent ability to dream, hope
and attempt to perpetually improve our lives.
The year 2013 is upon us, a
blank page waiting for us to write a new and exciting story. Let the first
chapter begin. And let it be a best seller!!
appears to slow throughout young adulthood, then picks up speed aroung the age
of fifty. It zooms forward just when many would prefer to slow down and savor
the lessons learned.
This is so true, Micki. Sadly, I think we humans
have been given a limited lifespan because we are making a mess of this world.
Thank you for sharing and I wish you the very best for the new year. Love and
we could know this: The time we are craving to grow up it's that time we should
be craving for wisdom, so that when we grow up we would be able to do all things
correct. An enjoyable piece you've written here, Micki.