The man asks if I am going to add to the prior post and I tell him if the right person asks for it I might consider it.
“Does this person have special abilities to obtain written works?”
“What gave them this ability?”
“Luck or destiny.”
“Can you be more specific?”
Tonight my sisters are smiling because their children have left Dallas and returned home leaving my immediate family with my mother as our guest for a few more days.
After not having seen mom for two years it is good to see her and I am trying to figure out when I’ll go back to California and how to see my sisters. It has been two years since I have seen them too.
It is about three years since I got the call from Mom that I needed to catch the first flight back I could and made the crazy run from Southlake to home to DFW.
I haven’t forgotten that moment and never will but made a point to take her to Costco so I could have a new memory to associate with Mom and Southlake. Didn’t do anything special, just hit Costco gas but that was enough.
It is an interesting moment in time, a sort of resumption of life. As the country slowly moves back towards what life looked like pre-lockdown it feels a bit like a resumption of life.
Makes me wonder if this is how people feel when war ends and you stop wondering if the next bombing run will hit or miss your neighborhood.
Anyhoo, the experiences provided by the pandemic have had an impact upon my thoughts about how I want to live and experiences I want to have.
There has never been a question that our time is limited but my awareness of that has been significantly impacted by what we have been through.
So I am more active than ever in recognizing there is never a perfect time to do some things and that we either take action or recognize opportunity may pass us by.
Beyond that there isn’t much that we can do so we hope the steps we do take are enough for us to feel comfortable with whatever outcome we arrive at.
Not sure that we can ever say we have no regrets but we can live a life in which we know we tried damn hard not to and maybe that is enough.