Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dawning Moments

It is not going well with my brother-in-law. The cancer treatments have stopped and life is a downward horrific spiral for he and his family. Every day, it seems to be something worse.

The updates have had a sobering effect on my own life. Every day, every moment seems more precious. Petty problems get less attention. It is so much easier to forgive, pick up. and move on.

The ability to swim, bike and run seem so much more a blessing. To be torn down, worn out from a tough workout: how wonderful ! Today, this moment, I have ability, opportunity, and the good sense to realize the value of it . The moments seem to slow like the illumination of the morning; to be fully absorbed, and in the face of the end of it all, is the beauty of dawning moments taken inside: stairsteps to eternity.
"Only that day dawns but to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn."
Henry David Thoreau