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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Circle Game

Pin It I sit here this evening like so many times before, finding myself thoughtful and reflecting on my life and all of those things which have made it what it is today. There are times I have made mistakes, traveling down roads I wish now I’d never taken.There were also moments that I'd made - what I'd considered - grand contributions into the lives of others.

I thought about Mom today. I imagined myself out alone in the desert. I reminisced on my childhood. I contemplated of the onset of Halloween. I thought of another birthday which will contribute one more year into my time on this carousel-ish world - spinning in an endless pattern.

As I consider these individual parts of my life which contribute to the sum of the whole, I find myself realizing that there is something so much more, something beyond the scope of this life and the trials and successes it affords us in the day to day grind.

It's when I remember that all of the events and situations in this life are temporary I have hope. It is this which helps me to carry on day to day. I do have a song or two I particularly like right now by Steven Curtis Chapman. They are a few reminders that we are all still but travelers along this road known as life, and even with each turn of the seasons we are truly not home yet.

But one day, we will be.

11 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Thanks for the reminder.. I think we all do tend to get caught up in the day to day routine... Now, u got me thinking of what was and what will be or possibly be.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Darn you for making me tear up with this beautiful post. I love that song.
xoRobyn

Sue said...

Joni Mitchell's always been a favorite of mine, and this is one of her best.

=)

Natasha said...

Thanks for the great reminder. I recently came across this quote:

"For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin, real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles WERE my life. This perspective has helped me to see there is no way to happiness. Happiness IS the way." Alfred D. Sousa

Teachinfourth said...

K - I know that I do…

R - Thanks for reading, and for the comment.

S - This is my favorite song of hers though I love about four different artists' version of it.

N - Sometimes we just tend to lose focus, don't we?

tammy said...

I love this post. It is so easy to get lost in the day to day stuff, forgetting that most of it really isn't as important as I make it out to be.

Anonymous said...

I have so much banked on the next life..... Everyday I remind myself that this is all temporary... and yet, even with temporary, there is still a lot of good that I am glad I am able to experience and even the hard stuff, I'm learning and growing....

Corine said...

Oh gosh, I hope you aren't feeling as lousy as I've been feeling lately. That song... Ugg!@

For what it's worth; I'm glad you're alive and I'm glad our paths have crossed. Friends and good memories make life worth living. :) And I hope the sorrows of today quickly fade away and leave you with a fabulous perspective. Remember that you are loved and you should be able to get by.

PS. Happy early Birthday! I hope your celebration is FABULOUS! :D

Gerb said...

Some days I think that someday will never come soon enough. Other days I hope someday will never arrive.

Thanks for making me think.

Mel said...

I think someone is feeling a birthday coming on.

Lori said...

Great reminder, Jason. Loved the song.

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