"All experience, to borrow an expression of the mystics, is bounded by the boundless. Every step on our journey adds to what we know but it also reveals there is no end to knowing"
- James P Carse, Breakfast At The Victory
But while we are growing up the first 10 to 15 years of our lives are pretty much forgotten (well in my case anyway). There are other things that you deliberately want to block out. Things that are too painful to want to recollect. But even 10 years of your life, memories mostly forgotten is an awfully big slice out of our all too short existences. If you work on the average age of 80 years its about 15 per cent. If you take out sleep time then it's nearly a quarter of our lives seemingly a non-event.
School, University, Jobs, Career, Love, Marriage, Kids, Mortgages, Money, Debt, Grog, Drugs, Grief, Pain, Sorrow, Grandkids, DEAD!
Guess what? I'd really like that 10 to 15 years back that blitzed through my early years. It would come in really handy at the moment. See, the last 30 years or so have sort of flashed past my very existence and I have got so much I NEED to do.
It's sorta getting a bit scary now. I'm sorta a lot closer to the finish than when I was young.
What if God or my maker really does ask me at the end "What did you do with your life?"
Oh Oh! Do we get another crack at life after this one? I mean, really, I didn't take much notice of the time, this time. Aaarrgghhmmm, but I will in the next one, if I get another 80 years. I'll know to be more careful with my TIME, next time, right? Oh pleeeease, I just need a bit more time and I'll do the stuff I know I could have if I had of realised.
Tick Tick Tick Tick..........
Oh pleeeease TIME, stop ticking. I need some more....
Oh shoot. OK what do I have to do?