"You have to think for yourself. It always amazes me how high-IQ people mindlessly imitate. I never get good ideas talking to other people"
- Warren Buffet
"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin".
- Mother Theresa
"Be absolute for death; for either death or life shall be the sweeter"
But you see it's not a "list" at all. Every single one of them is a real person. A dot. Born the same just like you and me. But life has a funny way of 'even-ing' things out . Just as they were born just like you and me, they all will die. Just like you and me. Dots just like you and me.
You have read my little ditty "I was born and I will die, In between is the reason why". The bit in between is where we go our separate way for a bit of TIME. Some have a pretty good time, some have a pretty bad time. For many we go through stages. Good time, bad time, good time, bad time.......
But it's only TIME. We don't own it. We have no control over it. Tick, tick, tick......... It just keeps moving toward ???? Hmmmm.........
Maybe I think too much but I for one just don't get it. Without TIME we can't have LIFE. That sounds pretty right doesn't it dot? OhK.
So we are "given" some time, maybe a couple of days, maybe just over a hundred years. Depends which way the mop flops. Some get the raw end of the all day sucker and some get the yummy bit. But in my little ditty, I say in between birth and death is the reason why. And it is. But WHY is 'the reason why' in between when we are born and when we pop off and die? I guess nobody knows but the big fella upstairs. That's why he's got MY vote.
But with nearly four years watching all the different licorice all sorts at the soup kitchens and on the streets I have honestly "BECOME" one of them. I had to, it was always going to be an important part of my Journey. A TIME IN MY LIFE. I have talked to them, laughed with them, been scared of them, and told stories with them. Most of them are "street" stories. And you know, every single one of those people, street kids, addicts, has a reason that they are there. Every single one of them has a story. I know a lot of the stories. They shock. They hurt. They make me cry. But that one solitary dot OWNS that story. It is unique to that person. Every single story is different, peculiar to that person. But in most cases those stories die with that person and yet that 'robs' all of the dots left behind. It robs them of the EXPERIENCE of that life. It robs them of the opportunity to learn something that may help them during their LIVE TIME. The stories mightn't be nice stories but the experience gained in those stories may prevent someone from suffering, pain and despair.
So don't be like me and be scared of going to the doctor because of bad news. It is just an EXPERIENCE in my LIFETIME. Just take your pill and swallow it....
Tomorrow : My Poem "LET GO"
(from my Book 'Working Backwards')
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