“As I was driving down the street, down the street, down the street…” comes to my mind as I reflect and anticipate writing this story….
…. yesterday’s. It has now become a Christmas past.
Reading this story, it touched my heart and I could vividly picture details. I hope all who read it enjoy it as much as I did!
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones, a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing. A time to get, and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew, a time to keep silence, and a time to speak, a time to love, and a time to hate, a time of war and a time of peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:2ff
Our hearts turn to comfort one another in sorrow, the loss of the innocent. Why does tragedy occur? How can a righteous, loving God allow this to happen, that the innocent are slain?
We all try to answer that question, yet day after day, year after year, history repeats itself and we live in a violent world. There are precautions we can take to ensure our safety, but when death calls, no one can hold it at bay. He comes. And it’s not pretty. We weep, we mourn with those that mourn. We hug our own closer.
Are we prepared for an emergency? Words from this popular commercial ring in our ears and we try to collect things: candles, tools such as gardening habits, learning to live off the land. And in the back of our minds, the emergency of nuclear disaster would devastate us all, our natural resources will be contaminated (and there is only so much bottled water in the world that you can hold onto, eventually you will run out).
So, what is the bottom line here? Every day I think about that, every day I add more to the answer…so this is ongoing, forgive me if I skip something, do not judge me and say, “yeah, but what about this?” Every answer is the right answer.
Answer for today: Love and cherish your moments today, this is all we have. The past is history, it will not repeat so don’t rest on its laurels. Today is your moment to shine for every single person that surrounds you today.
a journey for one” – all journeys are journeys for one. — Sigman Shapiro
Introducing to you writer/poet/philosopher Sigman Shapiro. Mr. Shapiro has contributed work to “Autumn Lanes” and another adventure book (poety/photography) still sitting on my shelf under “documents.” His most recent musings on his website (listed below) is inspiring to me, makes me think. If you like poetry, like writing stories, or just contemplate the universe, check this out.