Reflections on a Sunday Afternoon

When we are young
Wandering the face of the earth
Wondering what our dreams may be worth
Learning that we're only immortal
For a limited time

Time is a gypsy caravan
Steals away in the night
To leave you stranded in dreamland
Distance is a long range filter
Memory a flickering light
Left behind in the heartland

Rush - Deamline

One image that has stayed with me for years and years is when i went to see mom at the ICU in Chile. I remember glimpses of my mom laying in bed and banks of machines by her side with all the corresponding attachments going from one to the other.  Fortunately it wasn't anything serious, just scary as hell.

Remember that you're not immortal. Your time in this world is limited, you're required to do the best you can in the time you're given

Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

Steve Jobs

If you're not happy, move on. If you're not happy with yourself and where you are then move on!  You can't connect the dots while knee deep in the situation. The connecting only happens afterwards.... It's refreshing when you hear from people who took over after you left and they tell you that faculty speak so highly of you. It validates all the nightmares and

These are the days you might
fill with laughter until you break.
These days you might
feel a shaft of light make its way
across your face.
And when you do
you'll know how it was meant to be.
See the signs and know their meaning.
It's true, you'll know how it was meant to be.
Hear the signs and know
they're speaking to you, to you

10,000 Maniacs -- These are the days

Know when to give up and move on. It's coming way too late but it's an important decision that you've made in moving on.... Just live life with no regrets 🙂

Learning the hard way
Gin Blossoms (Major Lodge Victory)

Summer came too early
Springtime came too late
Weather went from freezing
To bleached out summer days

*Holed* up in your bedroom
Hiding like two thieves
Counting up the hours
For the perfect time to leave

Woo, hoo
We're learning the hard way
Woo, hoo
It just don't matter what they say

*Nighttime* through this desert
Driving straight out west
Stop for gas and coffee
Close your eyes for rest

I wonder what you're dreaming
While we're halfway cross this bridge
We've come too far to turn back
We're just too close to quit

Woo, hoo
We're learning the hard way
Woo, hoo
It just don't matter what they say
Woo, hoo
We're learning the hard way
Woo, hoo
Woo, hoo

*Holed* up in your bedroom
Hiding like two thieves
Counting up the hours
For the perfect time to leave

Woo, hoo
We're learning the hard way
Woo, hoo
It just don't matter what they say
Woo, hoo
We're learning the hard way
Woo, hoo
Woo, hoo

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Woo, hoo
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Who, hoo
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