The Passage of
passage of time, as such, has meant very little to me because,
perhaps, the important or interesting events of my life have been so
colorfully imprinted in a pigeon hole of my mind that I could
recapture them quickly, or parts of them.
Occasionally, someone tells me that he, or she, has forgotten a first
day at school, or other (to me) important dates. Of course, I cannot
recall all the important parts of that day, but certain tiny events
return to me, as if they were sections in a comic strip. These tiny
happenings, and the ability to recapture them after a lifetime has
passed, have served to draw me close to young people, capture their
interest and command their respect.
ability, gift if you choose to call it such, has served in many
is an understanding of personal problems, by being able to recall when
a similar situation was mine and how I was affected by it. Only
situations and surroundings change. Time and human nature never do.
Cain hadn’t been a spoiled child, or had a jealous brother, certainly
his history would have had a different recording. And while a personal
nature does not change basically, his reaction follows a general
pattern of reaction.
recognition of life as I see it may be the key to the fact that at an
age when many people are ready (and want) to retire, I find a zest,
zip and zing
life that intoxicates me. Heady and heedless I greet each day with the
same anticipation I explore a new and colorful book.
Sometimes I ‘draw a dud” but not often. Each day is a new beginning;
and if I didn’t have to work for a living, I would miss the impact of
life. I do though, sometimes, wish that I could make others see how
wonderful nature is and how good God is.
feeling sorry for myself, defensively I wish I had more time for
referendum, recall and recording.