life is here and it is now...
either we meet it
we live it or we miss it.
all life resides in the narrow margin
and the broad expanse of the moment.
it is in the doing, the dreaming, the feeling and the caring.
it is always present in a glorious attempt,
a lofty dream a brilliant insight, an irreplaceable experience,
a calming breath, an unbelievable feeling
and an irrepressible passion.
an unlived life is littered with "could haves,"
"should haves" and "if onlys."
each moment greets us full of possibility
and leaves us hoping we are better for having met.
while it is true that we only have right now,
there will never be a time when it's not now.
grandma Moses said it best:
"life is what we make it, always has been and always will be."
in leaving a family Christmas.
hands me a birthday gift.
i wait until we are home to open it.
as i open the bag.
i pull out a round, colorful box.
that houses a glass.
with happy birthday written on it.
a tin of yummy cookies.
wrapped in tissue,
with the first word i see as i push the tissue away.
my mouth dropped.
i could not believe it.
i let out a happy gasp.
and did a happy dance right there in the dining room.
is it right for a forty-eight year old to act this way.
over a book.
that has pages.
that speak to what is in my heart.
the answer is.
this gift could not have been more perfect.
a simple book.
where the cover simply states.
thank you tresa.