Mistakes that cost or instruct, incredible value of time lost; investments in love can only be evaluated by these feelings within them, within me – without you.
“Clear as the sun on a bright day”, described memory, near and clear, to me. (thanks to RB for that).
“They say we die twice – once when you stop breathing and a second, a bit later on, when somebody mentions your name for the last time”. - Val (Stand Up Guys)
It used to be when bruises didn’t hurt, mistakes weren’t expensive, second thoughts were easy to come by. Regret, found only in dictionaries.
Thousands of ways to view this – some are about energy, but all are about emotion, because there is both a cost to living and an investment in life.
Things we pay for, sink time and sweat and cash into with no return, no reward, no salvage value at all. Other things we invest in – same elements of time and sweat and cash without regard to returns or eventualities because it is the right thing to do, perfect place to put all of that when days seem to not end and nights run even longer.
Our youth before we spent it, that time before we became prime – that is the price we pay to own those precious memories of living and giving, and taking, and making something from nothing.
Lessons learned don’t come to us in classrooms or books, aren’t delivered by UPS.
They fall into our heads.
In middle of the night, or middle of a conversation.
Then, they fall out of our mouths when we forget to keep them closed …
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: -14C / 7F, light snow, Gusta enjoying a roll in it, watching buses slide down the hill on it .. light fluffy moist snow – temperature rising slightly, wet/mild predicted for Wednesday .. woo-hoo! ..
“Love is only lost if it never was” …. So I have not lost love but just never found it yet......except for what we have had. That so spoke to me today....and has sent my mind off in many directions. Leaving Myrtle Beach Tuesday for the land of snow....and booking my spring in the Rockies for May, FAA, SC, Fredericton, NB
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