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“The proper function of man/woman is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
Life is not always a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Don’t loaf and invite inspiration; light out after it with a club.”
~ Jack London ~
Someone on our Facebook page throughout a conversation posted a couple quotes from Jack London. A few bundled in one. My childhood having been spent in Europe, I am not very familiar with American Authors even though in recent years I have had the opportunity to read some of their books, including a historical one [huge!] on this country from the days when the English and Dutch arrived in Manhattan [NY] all the way to this present. The quote[s] hit me hard right in my heart fast forwarding in a vision the motions of our own lives, Spirit and I, these past ten years on the road. They sum up the conclusions that I came to, yet, so wonderfully and to the point expressed. I am ending up reading them just about every day, the same while watching a video called "Gratitude" which plants me a bit stronger into this present, this present we always should think of as a "Gift". Give the video a try…
Surgeries behind, healing well under way, winter in warm climate, exploring and wandering a countryside foreign to us, the excitement of a new chapter opening while the first pages are already being turned, these are exciting times for lack of better words. Intriguing towards what has yet to come, stimulating as its strength daily pushes me forward, animating as the stage fills up with new characters and Mother Nature’s Art forms never seen before, I would almost say intoxicating. The calendar, the clock, both once again have taken a seat on the back rows as even though all is so electrifying, the nights and days nonchalantly linger with no pressure and a calmness reborn once again. So welcoming, so healing, so allowing space for the spirit to take on new thoughts on this shiny new stage.
I ponder some more on how we got here… There are so many variables. So many instances which could have not allowed us in this space on this path. It always goes back to my Son Lance. Where are you my Gem? The Love of my Life as your absence too often holds my breath and fills me with a sadness never diminishing since the day you have left. I know you are reading this and watching over us, I know you have every day, every moment as I have accepted your Gift given to me with such unselfishness erasing yourself from this Life and putting me on this passage so filled with wealth and beauty I daily have and do discover. I am aware that these pages touch many people as also so many have touched us with their own words of wisdom and you, you my Love, are the reason, the cause of it all. How bitter sweet it is as I try so hard to taste the sweetness of your offering. None of this would have had happened without you. You keep on giving even throughout your absence as you also always have throughout your presence in years past. Thank You… as those words are never enough.
The memories keep bouncing back making my sight blurry. I let it happen. They give me strength as I want to be worthy of my own Life. Times arrive when I don’t know if I want to make a right or a left, go up or down. I wait. I know we are ourselves only allowed a certain time in this Life and I don’t want to waste it, but I feel waiting is not a misuse of my time as the mind is never idling. I want to be worthy, deserving and noble to my Friends that have entered my Life these past years. They are also my wealth, my pillars as I hope to be theirs in good and bad times. What would Life be without such Friendships? Just a lonely Life as on a deserted Island. We should not be "needy" but I do see it as a need. It is gold, diamonds never in the rough, they are often that reserve never hidden, always willing to let it flow giving us the extra miles we sometimes need.
It is always so often about "words" with Friends. None of us are on the same floor of this Life’s elevator. The top floor does not cease to exist, it is an incredible dream and vision. I have come to terms with it as I now know if we ever reached it, if truly it was "there" and we also arrived, it would be the end of it, the search would stop and stagnant only Life would be with no worthiness moving us upwards. The days continue to change for all of us, sometimes we are a few us of us on the same floor and the conversations are nothing less than "amazing". Those days however never stay still even when I wait as on the landscape decides to change. We can count on a new "photograph" daily, many throughout the same day as I have come to notice its constant never alike with its varieties of sunrises, sunsets, blue skies and gray ones all along with capricious temperatures we constantly are on the look out for.
It is indeed a beautiful World…
Ara and Spirit