Monday, March 08, 2010


Good morning, at least to those here in the northern Hemisphere. To my friends down under; g'day!

Come in and set a spell, if you're a mind to. It's been awhile since there's been any conversation to speak of here under the microscope. Oh, I know, there've been a few pieces re: writing prompts, but really very little of the daily dialogue this blog used to noted for.

Excuses? Sure, I've got a million of 'em. Awhile back I wrote a bit about how the fault lie with a FaceBook addiction. There is also the old standby; "I don't have anything to write about." Well, if on any given day, time is limited, and for sure it is to some degree, then one can lay some blame on facebook's doorstep. But to say that one has nothing to write about is to say that one doesn't think. Now I don't know about you but thinking is one thing I do constantly, many times to my consternation. So that excuse is lame. You may not be interested in what I'm thinking, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't, couldn't write those thoughts down.

With less and less readers perusing this here blog, well revise that to say, less and less people are commenting on this here blog. That's just a fact, no more to it than that. Then, since I'm under less scrutiny, so to speak, I should feel more free to jot down my daily thoughts, no matter how inane they be.

If you spend any time browsing the millions of blogs on the internet you may have noted, as I have, that two frequent topics that fellow humans discuss, comment on or take note of are the two sayings: "time flies, and life is short." And the older the blogger the more common is aforesaid refrain.

I am reminded daily that in fact we have only the moment, not an hour, not a day, nor even a second moment. I wonder, that if we could keep that thought ever present in our consciousness, how much easier we'd find it to enjoy life; moment to moment. As a former smoker, the thought just occurred to me, If I decided to quit smoking and did so for twenty minutes and then I died I would have been a successful in becoming a non-smoker. Now while that may be seen as a radical oversimplification; is it really?
I spent last year at Massena Memorial, and today it seems but a blink of the eye. Now I'm starting my 7th week at the Harrison Center in Syracuse; seems like I just got here. Each experience is an accumulation of moment to moment interactions culminating in friendships and memories to be cherished and remembered even as I move on to new encounters. If I remember to cherish each moment as the gift it is then at the end of my time I will have had a beautiful existence and perhaps brought some element of joy into some other hearts.

The plan is for D. and I to fly to Panama next Friday with our friends K. and L.. To depart there on a cruise to various Caribbean ports for a week. While many of my moments will be devoted to bringing that endeavor about, for the moment I must leave for the work environs to ply what peace and tranquility I can to those more stressed today than I.





Is that enough rambling and sharing of thoughts for today?

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7 Comments:

Blogger willow said...

Happy travels! Seize those moments, Rel!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

That's the best way to look at your life. I hope you have more wonderful adventures on your trip.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Nnamdi said...

Have fun in Panama. Get a copy of the new book, "Facebook Addiction: The Life & Times of Social Networking Addicts" for your trip.
Amazon: http://www.TheFacebookAddiction.com/links/retail/amazon
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4:37 PM  
Blogger Lee said...

Where has today disappeared to? Hang on...it's already tomorrow!!

It is your tomorrow down here, Rel, even if it is my today!

5:03 PM  
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9:31 PM  
Blogger Jewel said...

Rel, I check the blog every few days, enjoyed the Magpie tales and want more. I admire your ambition and creativty.You are so right about FB. I may even look for that book mentioned by Nnamdi. I am trying to spend less time there. Lost several months of my life farmin and playing games. Keep up the writing please.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Pat transplanted to MN said...

I went from your blog to the Lion's writing masterpiece and have yet to finish reading the entire story, but loving it! Poor Grace! Bad choices?

Your observation of "short timers" or what time is left, or where did it all go is right on! I have become more and more possessive of my time, trouble is someone or something(Facebook included) takes a piece here and there and pretty soon, the day's gone1 Enjot the trip to Panama!

5:44 PM  

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