“People are what they do. Not what they say or what they think.” – From “Wayfaring Stranger” by James Lee Burke
Imagine this: you are in the womb and in the very early stages of gestation. God says: Greetings little one. You don’t know me but I will be a factor in your life. Big factor. Very big factor.
But……….enough about me – we need to talk about you. Specifically, what are we going to do with you?
Usually I make this decision on my own. You know – success or failure – short life, long life – happiness – that sort of thing. But I’ve been doing this a long time, a very long time, and I’m kind of burned out. Know what I mean.
So I’m putting the monkey on your back (please – no emails from the monkeys – no offense intended). You make those decisions. Tell me what you want to accomplish in life and I’ll give you the brains, talent, and circumstances to insure your life follows that blueprint.
Given the perspective of experience, how would anyone of us respond?
So many choices – so many opportunities. Which way to go
There is something that I would love to experience just once in my life.
To be Pavarotti, on a stage, surrounded by a philharmonic orchestra and singing “Nessun Dorma”.
To be surrounded by that beautiful, soul wrenching music and to sing with that voice, now that would be a truly spiritual moment.
“Swimming is not a sport. Swimming is a way to keep from drowning. That’s just common sense!” – George Carlin