Monday, December 8, 2008


It's been a while since I've posted anything here. Since my last post, Barack Obama was elected as President of the United States, gas prices soared and abated (to the lowest price point in 4 years), Thanksgiving has come and gone and soon Christmas will be upon us. Events and milestones continue to flow like an unending river, waiting for no one, letting nothing impede its flow regardless of its volume. The world continues regardless of people we lose along the way as it has for hundreds, thousands of years.

Along with the countless people, animals and insects have also succumbed to this natural cycle, some lines actually becoming extinct, never to be seen again. As we grow older, our own mortality looms before us invoking fear and dread. Perhaps the comfort is best found in our respective religious beliefs (for those of us fortunate enough to have them) or perhaps we can revel in the fact that we have participated in an ongoing process that has been shared by millions. We have been a small drop in the continually renewed river and we have witnessed many things as we have followed its course, some profoundly beautiful, some horrific and incomprehensible. Nonetheless, we must give way to the new water that replenishes the river and be grateful for the part we played in this rushing stream and for the journey it afforded us.

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