Saturday, November 15, 2014

Currie's Gratitude 15 November 2014

Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement, There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for planning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future--you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college.   [John Green, Paper Towns]

The truth in this is true in so many ways. I think about the frivolous practise of making plans.

Yet I still seek the confidence that taking steps toward a future can bring [but sometimes does NOT].

There are plans I have had that Now make no sense. In fact, they simply don’t matter.

Life is funny like that.

Well, sometimes.

I love you, Currie

1 comment:

Carol said...

Great advice! We got out first real unsubstantial snow today...burrr... So while making our way to the car today to go and visit his brother. I followed the advice and grabbed a hand full of snow, made a snowball, gave it a great toss and hit the Hubs in the chest with it. He didn't see the humor in it at all but I certainly enjoyed the moment :) Sending you Love and lots of HUGS .