Tuesday, January 24, 2017
A Life in the Day
Recently, I had a day.
A lifetime packed into one 24 hour present.
The love. The pain. The smiles. The tears. It had everything.
It started with a lovely breakfast in bed. Intertwined and passionate.
Then a phone call. I found out a dear friend had passed during the night. Too young. Tragic.
More phone calls with friends to ease the shock and pain. To try and get answers. Why?
Then a contemplative long drive. An opportunity to think about the coming and going of the morn.
The big game with a long time friend.
And of course...a loss in the big game.
A retreat home. Peaceful and quiet.
These specific 1440 minutes carried the weight of a lifetime. These 1440 minutes were a test of perspective. A strange concoction of the pain and joy of life.
I look back on this day and tilt my head in amazement.
One clock filled with minutes and hours.
The roller coaster of life.