Sunday, October 2, 2011

Take Away 10 - Time

"I see my folks, they're getting old, I watch their bodies change...
I know they see the same in me, and it makes us both feel strange...
No matter how you tell yourself, it's what we all go through...
Those eyes are pretty hard to take when they're staring back at you.
Scared you'll run out of time ...
Life gets mighty precious when there's less of it to waste. ~ Bonnie Raitt 

TAKE AWAY: Don't waste time.

My dad was here for a visit this weekend. I can't seem to get the lump out of my throat. He took a fall several weeks ago and hit his head. He hasn't been the same since. He's dizzy all the time and life is just not much fun for him right now. I see the fear in his eyes that perhaps it never will be again. We didn't talk about it. Those words will be left unspoken.  

I'm going to try to live my life to the fullest. There's no time to waste.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he gets to feeling normal and better soon.

    I know you've seen me write on my blog about my fears of growing old, and this is the main feeling that I find to be overwhelming. Sometimes I think I'm silly for feeling it so strongly, but I can distinctly remember right before I turned 30 and how upset I was that 1/3 of my life was already behind me. Ever since, I have struggled with feeling like I haven't the time left to do all that I want. (Yes, the list is quite long) But when I picture myself as really old, that is the fear that comes upon me....that I'll know time is running out, and that I won't be able to do anything about it.

  2. I usually feel fairly young... and then I look in the mirror. What a bubble buster. :-)

    I wasted so much of my life being in a sugar coma with all the effects of my sugar addiction wreaking havoc in my life. I did not really come alive until I was 45 years old (when I started recovery) and now I'm scrambling, trying to live life, trying to make up for lost time.