The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
Any fool can do it, there ain't nothing to it.
Nobody knows how we got to the top of the hill.
But since we're on our way down, we might as well enjoy the ride.
- James Taylor "Secret O' Life"
"Temporary" by John Bucchino
Honey come here I have something to tell you
It won't make things perfect
And it may not make sense
But someday you'll see it as clear as my smile
Do you know the word temporary ?
It means only for a little while.
And everything is temporary
A friend moves, a tooth aches
A pet dies, a toy breaks
The detours a life takes
Everything is temporary
A storm clears, a tear dries
A wing heals, a bird flies
The trust lighting your eyes
I know you want things to stay the same
I know it's hard to watch a childhood
Going up in smoke
It's hard for me to watch a child
Who's growing up
And choke back all the warnings
I could scream
To protect you from the things
That aren't as solid as they seem
But then, I'm only temporary
Everything is temporary
A child leaves, a heart breaks
A love dies, a world shakes
The difference one life makes
The trick is:
Hold it now as tightly as you can
Whether it's your favorite toy
Or a sad little boy who's trying hard
To be a brave little man
Hold it tighter 'cause you know
You'll have to let it go
If you learn this, though
You won't feel so sad:
A playmete, a tearstain
A Christmas, a dad
The best times
The worst pain
Looking at all of this stuff is like going through someone else's attic except that everything isn't wrapped in newspaper, stuffed away in boxes, covered with dust. How fun is that?
This lady was a serious temptation and would have made an interesting addition to the greenhouse but she stayed.
She's obviously learned to enjoy the moment. As a page of the Ziggy calendar in my college dorm room read, "We should enjoy here because there's no here there."
Aren't we an interesting species? Some shiny rocks have value and are used as currency...hmmm.
Speaking of the temporary nature of things, did you know that the timbers used to frame the roof of the dome were harvested from trees blown down as a result of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens? At the time of construction, the Tacoma Dome was the world's largest wooden dome and the aluminum super grid is still one of the world's largest.
May you enjoy each moment of our temporary time in this life as fully as possible! Happy weekend and happy gardening (and junking) all!