Friday, March 02, 2007

It's just a moment, this time will pass

Tim says that life is about the moments.

So much of your time is spent flitting about in a half-frenzy, getting to and from your place of work, accomplishing your tasks and chores, performing according to the challenges you or others have set. It all melts into this indistinguishable blur of what you've done and what you've yet to do. The hours start to mean nothing, then days, then months. Eventually, years of being productive fly past without much to punctuate them.

And then...

Well, and then, you're out performing your monotonous tasks and bump into a good friend you haven't seen in a while, who doesn't have to say anything to remind you that there's more to life than simply doing. That it's actually about experiencing. And you feel that much better about the plans you made to enjoy someone else's company and unwind.

So you go, and to prolong the fact that you're just existing with somebody you care about, you find a secluded spot that's somehow, now, just perfect despite the fact that it wasn't really noteworthy the last time you were there. And you had forgotten how fulfilling just being could be.

There's a tinge of bittersweet, because you know this moment in time can't last forever. Still, there's comfort in knowing it can be more, because your heart and your mind will only add to it.

P.S. The great thing about devastating lows is that eventually, the pendulum swings back around and allows for the dizzying highs. I've been managing the mess — with help — and am starting to feel a lot more "at peace" than I have in a very long time. A big thanks to everyone who contributed.

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