20 March 2011

Grief and Time

I was in the Victoria and Albert museum in London, I saw a card it read: Time and Tide wait for no man.

I bought the card and still have it.

I always believed it.

I think about Japan daily.

In certain areas there are not enough alive to even take care of the died.

And the grief they experiences bares down upon my mind...but they are thoughts.

 I feel the emotion of grief and have shed tears as I watched

the footage of what they are dealing with.

and my thoughts change... Grief is so powerful it has the illusion that one's life actually does stand still,  while all of us go on in our lives, 

while there are those that weep in the rubble for those that passed on

including those that are yet to be found.

And as we deal with the deal with grief, we still have to battle the illusion that time does not stand still.

it was said once.... or twice....or repeatedly by those that have embarked on the thought of time.

To realize the value of one year, ask a student who failed a grade,

To realize the value of one 
month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby,

To realize the value of one 
week, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper

To realize the value of one 
hour, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet

To realize the value of one 
minute, ask a person who missed a train

To realize the value of one 
second, ask a person who just avoided an accident

To realize the value of one 
milisecond, ask the person who won a silver medal in the olympics

Treasure every moment you have, whether its frozen you in your grief or expanded your experiences.


The Hattons said...

my heart goes out to japan. my heart aches for them i cant even begin to dream up what they are going through. loved your quote by the way. time is something that should truly be cherished. every moment. every breath. every blink of an eye. never taken for granted. its a gift. :)