Along the road
“I regret less the road not taken than my all-fired hurry along the road I took.”
— Robert Brault
As hard as it might be for some of us to believe this, if we live long enough we will look back on this particular time in our lives and miss at least a few of the people or things that are part of it. Though we may recall this phase of life as difficult, sad or even horrible, there will be something good about it to remember. And if these are relatively good times, we might not realize quite how good they are until we can see them from a few years’ distance.
So often we speak of “getting through” something as if we are eager for it to pass quickly. We “get through” school, job training, our children’s diaper years, or the financial strain of their college years. Almost always, these times pass far more rapidly that we expected, and we are left rather breathless in amazement, wondering where the time went.
Whatever is in store for you today, I hope you won’t try to get through it too quickly. If it’s a good day, I wish you the ability to savor every minute. If it’s a hard day, I hope you will be able to see a few gems sparking in the muck. Take them out, rinse them and save them. They are precious now, and will be even more precious later.
One year ago today: