Small Stone for Jan. 5, 2014

badge-14-300x300The January 5th entry in A Year With Rilke talks about our impermanence. He says it seems to be hidden from us.

I’ve recently been reading a small book on philosophy, death and the afterlife, which also speaks about how we tend to believe we will live forever, even in the face of evidence that we are not immortal.

Rainer Maria Rilke

On the one hand, I know that sooner or later we all die. On the other, I, like many of us, tend to live my life as if I had all the time in the world, so I often waste it on unimportant things (watching mindless reality shows or playing computer games), and on worry about things I cannot change. (Aging, for one, disability for another.)

Jan. 5, 2014

How much time between
now and then?

Old Clocks

Old Clocks (Photo credit: servus)

Before I can write the words
future becomes past,

now as elusive as dreams,
tomorrow never quite arrives.


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