And time ticks by

And time ticks by

"and time ticks by"

Life, among other things, marks time. Time that no one will ever get back. Time that history now owns. Time the world gifted to that life, and that the world will remember forever. No life will ever mark the same amount of time in the same place; although some will overlap the same period in history.

How do we mark our own time? When world comes back to ask what it was like when you lived, what will they find? In years to come when historians and school children read about the period of time in which you lived, what will they say about the human race, or specifically about you?

What do people read when they look into the lines on your face? When they hold your hands and see the scratches and scares, what will they learn?

In years to come when your children and grand children read your diary, what conclusion will they draw about the time that you marked?

See, I believe that the journey is equally as important as the destination in life. Neither is more important or over shadows the other. The goal of our life is importatnt because no one wants to get to the end of their life and find they spent it chasing a point less vision. The bible says that "without hope the people perish" - Proverbs 29:18 it also says "what does it profit a man to gain the whole world yet losses his life" - Mark 8:36. We all need a vision or something to hold onto and strive for. It's a natural human thing. At the same time the means doesn't justify the end. You can't go around doing what ever you want just because the outcome might be good. Process is as important as product.

There is a quote from the movie 'The Prince and Me' which goes

"It's at the end of a mans life that he realises just how important his decisions were in the beginning"

I find that a brilliant and heart breaking quote. Brilliant because of the wisdom and insight. Heartbreaking because I haven't always made the best desicions and that sets me on an intesting path I pray I can recover from.

At least I'm young enogh that I will get to make some great dicisions. I wonder what I will conclude about how I marked my time when I look back on it. When I ready my blogs, journals, look at photos, and remember what I did with my short 70+ years. What will I find and will I be proud.

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