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I think we’re a lot like watches…we have delicate parts that need to work together, if we are to run properly. If one part wears out, we don’t keep proper time. No matter how well we care for our watches, something always goes wrong. Parts are replaced and things run smoothly until the next time. Each second ticks away, adding up to minutes and hours, months and years. Newer models come along, models with fewer movable parts, but they seem short lived and are replaced more frequently.
Once our watches start losing time, we might be surprised to find they no longer make the parts needed to fix the problem. And when someone tries to sell us a new watch we frown because we simply want the watch we already have, to keep running. Somewhere in our minds we wonder why things wear out, instead of just getting stronger from use. The doesn’t make sense. Use it or lose it, right? Another lie. We can use it but that won’t make it last. Practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes broken.
Everything breaks down, falls apart and dies. Everything. Nothing is made to last forever. Not watches, not dogs, not us, not even the universe. Nothing we do can stop us from breaking down and wearing out. Since we know that, why don’t more people stop trying to live forever and start enjoying life? I never understand why people give up so much in the hope that a few more days will be added to their clock. It doesn’t work that way. You can measure how many steps you take, how many ounces of water you drink, how many hours of sleep you get and it won’t matter in the least, because your end date has been stamped on your passport the day you came here to visit.
All I’m saying is have fun, say yes and laugh whenever you can. Don’t worry about the future, because the future will take care of itself. It always does. A long ago future brought us here and a new future will carry us to a different game, once this one ends. Every second we are alive embodies the past, present and future. That’s how quickly time moves…our now becomes the past in a microsecond as the future moves to our present and then the past. It’s a never ending past/present/future moment. All three things flash by in a time almost too small to measure. Too small to think about. They are all happening at the same time, touch each other’s edges. How cool IS that? We can’t live in the moment because the moment doesn’t stop long enough to be any one thing. We live in transition between three time zones at once. That what the NOW is…its all three. Nothing is static, nothing stands still, everything changes constantly…there is no NOW, there’s just everything. Hey, I’m just sayin’.