IN order to look up at stars and think about what we are doing in the daylight. With a sliver of the
BEAUTY, function and love are the only reasons to hold onto objects. Simplicity will set me free.
I’D rather live a spare and simple life. Not austere, not unadorned, not harsh – just uncomplicated.
ALWAYS, I’ve wished I was the type of person who was neat and precise, but I’m not. I may have
MISSED out on opportunities because I am scrappy –outspoken and determined- operating always
WITH the intent to evade rigid ideas of what is acceptable, purposely choosing non-conformity.
EYES see things differently when it comes to following orders. I do not trust the obedient person!
BEFORE I leave this Earth, I want to know that I’ve squared away all relationship issues, retained
WHAT time remains, I’d like to design for myself. It would be virtuous if I could say that I wanted
THE extra time to volunteer for a just cause, that I was working on a great invention, or novel. The
TRUTH, however, is that I don’t wish to impress anyone. I just want time to read, garden, and play.
IS it selfish to want to finally be able to travel to all those places I’ve wanted to go, but couldn’t?
I could do this earlier when I was working 40-hours a week and had family responsibilities. . I
CAN’T imagine how we could have afforded it! Now, we’ve got the money – not a lot- but enough to
SAY that we could go to a few places and have fun while we are both still active. Putting it off
ANYMORE just seems foolish! Why wait? Now is the time to do those “someday” things
CAUSE the hourglass sand is running out! Tonight I’ll open the curtains, gaze at the sliver of moon
I see hanging over our deck and I’ll take out a pen to make a list of places I want to go with my
LOVE beside me. For what fun would it be to go alone without my life-long companion? Would
YOU? I think not. I better hurry, though. Time is swift. I hope the days of my future are not past.