Thoughts for the evening: What would we see if we could map out the orbit of our life? What data points could we gather, what coordinates did our journey lay down for us? If we could journal all the sets of numbers we find would we be able to mark down the deathless mountains we covered, the endless waters we swam, or the immortal trees we passed? Could we ever ascertain how many inextinguishable sunsets we saw? And darkness? How much darkness have we seen?
With the way memory works we can’t easily recall the number of things we experienced but it’s likely we know there is some value in life, and there is great value in who we are, and likely too there is wonderful value in others despite the evil that exists in this world. We cannot count the heroes and monsters that have passed over the thousands of years. Nor can we count all the battles men have fought but we know a million men have died over the centuries in places as close as where we stand, and as far as where our eyes hit the horizon.
Sometimes we don’t have to count the number of times we succeeded or failed to know that we could have done better. Sometimes we just know we are too hard or soft on ourselves. We can answer it soberly, sterilely but counting and marking can cause us to collate myopically. Sometimes it is difficult to get out of the structure of our life, where we envision it as fixed and finite, rather we should enjoy the moment as precious yet as immortal too. Simply enjoy the feeling that what is done is done and there is no need to count what transpired back there. Enjoy your health and time, your friends and the events that come, the tasty skies and the fat hills that rise over the skinny horizon and worry little about the GPS of your life. Right now enjoy THIS POINT in time.
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