Wednesday, September 4, 2013

End of Summer 2013

One of the many things I miss about truck driving the the perspective such a high seat gives you. You can see over most vehicles and better judge what's down the road. It doesn't mean you will see what's going to happen, you just get the chance to.

In a lot of ways, that's what turning 60 this year means. Because of the life I've experienced so far I can better judge what's going on than the typical teenager who thinks their generation is the first to experience sex, alcohol, or rock & roll. I certainly remember feeling that way for a few heady days before common sense kicked in and reminded me my parents certainly knew about those things or I'd not even exist!

So, as the Evangelist reminds us in Ecclesiastes 1:9,
That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.
That's not to say Apple won't come up with a new gadget, that verse means that there's nothing new coming up in terms of human behavior. There will always be war and peace, love and hatred, the whole collection of human virtues and vices as long as there are imperfect mortals on this planet.

So enjoy the good, cling to those you love, prove that love in how you treat them, and act as if every day were your last. It just might be!

At least that's the view from up here.


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