Changing Seasons And Fleeting Moments

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“Time waits for No one” as the old saying goes. It seems like yesterday that I was so excited to see days begin to lengthen. I was ready to greet the spring flowers with open arms. But little by little the sun hangs his sleepy head earlier than yesterday. I woke to find yellow leaves loosely scattered throughout my lawn last week. They are the first to fortell of cooler days ahead. I’ll be welcoming the change with a bitter smile. I love the cooler days of late August and September with their low humidity and gentle breezes but it always leaves me wishing that the transition was slower. I have a strong urge to savor the next few weeks. Tomorrow we’ll see the return of the big yellow bus and the tiny feet that stand at end of each driveway. Some will wait with excitement about seeing their friends while others will have trepidation concerning the long hours away from home.

I have already seen the familiar V formation crossing the sky as this year’s brood of geese train for the marathon flights in their future.

But we don’t live in the past or the future. We have only this fleeting moment that we call life. Blink and moment is gone. Look too far ahead and the moment will slip by and fade away out of reach.

When I noticed the goose in tonight’s feature image I watched her closely. People were tossing food into the river and she was aggressively going after it. But every so often a piece would be missed and float downstream. If she chased the one she missed the others would get what was currently being offered. She would miss the current blessing. As I watched her I have struck by the thought of how man opportunities we might miss while trying to recover the past.

Our lifetimes are only what we have in the moment and this moment is so easy to lose. Don’t lose it because you were chasing the one that passed.

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