“When I grow up I want to be a little boy”. — Joseph Heller
I want to watch the colored leaves fall.
Then help to rake them in a pile.
Then get a running start and jump in them and play in them until it looks like they had never been raked.
Anybody notice the Autumnal equinox yesterday?
“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to leave alone”. — Henry David Thoreau
This one is particularly painful for me to read. Why? Because more is better. Right?
I mean, five blogs a day? Are you kiddin’ me? Who does that?
Me. Guilty. Rut roe.
More is not better, except in a few things.
While visiting the West Coast, maybe there will be time to do less, think less, read less.
“The day is of infinite length for him who knows how to appreciate and use it”. — Goerthe
In our younger years, most of us had the luxury of not having overwhelming schedules. Being bored was common. And we dreamed of an exciting life.
Careful what you wish for, especially if you don’t read the fine print, “Exciting, as in overwhelmingly busy; insanely busy”.
I hung an old-fashioned wooden sign on our dining room wall which reads:
“The meaning of life is to learn how to enjoy the passage of time”.
“To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity”. — Robert Louis Stevenson
“To have a strong sense of personal identity requires being idle”. — jeff noel
There’s much to be said for both.
But not much more to be said right now.
Seize this day. It’s yours. Hurry up and do nothing.
Not quite yet. But, I’ve been thinking about it for a couple years.
What is retirement anyway?
What do people do for income?
What do they do for self-esteem?
Are we resigned to slowly decay?
Will we finally be able to do all the things we always wanted to do?
Will we be bored stiff or amazingly active?
Will we be an example or a warning, on how to live life?
The good news? I have formulated answers to these and, more importantly, have taken action. Have you?