July 31st, 2008

summer reading

Time Stands Still. Or Possibly Speeds Up.

A seed is blown on the wind, plants itself in the soil, germinates, flowers, and dies.

The earth spins on its axis and makes a journey around the sun.

A baby girl is born, rebels in her teens, settles into adulthood and has her own child, matures through middle age, gradually stoops into old age, and dies with her grandchildren around her.

A glacier is formed, melts, and forms again.

These things all happen faster than my computer on a day when I'm in a rush to get a lot done.

Or maybe it just feels that way.