If I had my life to live over
I’d dare to make more mistakes next time.
I’d relax, I would limber up.
I would be sillier than I have been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously.
I would take more chances.
I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
by Nadine Strain
With a hard week this week during the COVID-19 pandemic – rising cases, deaths, and uncertainty – I have been thinking about the small moments of life.
I have had moments where I have had unexpected emotional responses.
I have had less control.
I have tried to be present in the moment, instead of thinking ahead. Or thinking of the lost past.
I have tried to appreciate some moments. I have also wished some moments away.
With life a series of moments, and the present slipping so quickly into the past, I find a strange time-warp during this pandemic time. Time is fast but slow. I want time to stop, yet I don’t – I want to wish forward into the future.