That Was Fast
The concept of time can be so interesting if one spends a little time thinking about it all. I'm finding that I'm beginning to reminisce about the few weeks which I spent abroad in Europe, last month (August). Again, it blows my mind that an entire month has passed and within that timeframe, I've become lost to a lot of what is taking place around me.
By a show of hands, how many of you are truly happy at this very moment and by moment, I mean right now, not two seconds, minutes, hours, or days gone by, I'm referencing this very moment. If you look closely, you'll see that everyone had their hands down (made you think for a moment though).
What is happiness but then at the same moment was is happiness without time or for that very matter, time without a bit of happiness?
I told my parents that no one within my family truly cares about my adventures, no one within my family takes the time to ask me what I've seen, who I've spoken with, the foods I've eaten, or the sights I've seen. It's strange that at my age, all I want is someone to ask me about my time; instead my time much like my happiness is fleeting. Of course, to the very few who do earnestly ask, I thank you, you know who you are and to the even fewer who truly know, know, me, I'm happy this is just me putting a feeling or two out for the entire world to see (smirks).
As I stood on a busy corner in Geneva, Switzerland a couple of weeks ago, I thought to myself that maybe now is the time to spread my wings a bit in order to see if I can fly. I mean, let me be honest with myself and with you too, I'm forty years of age now and I'm realizing that I'm working away for someone else's benefit, though they'll tell me that I'm working towards my future.
How many people wake up when they're seventy years of age an say, "Wow, that was fast, I wish I had..."? This exactly what I'm striving to never say! Over the course of the last seven years or so, I've had the privilege of visiting close to twenty countries around this world of ours, with my eyes set on an additional 20 countries. My happiness once manifested/harvested is found within both the journey and destination as well as the people who I meet along the way.
I wonder where the person on the bike is heading to, I wonder if he'll find happiness once he arrives, I wonder if he'll notice how quickly time has moved from when he started his journey until he completes it, and I wonder if anyone will ask him where he has been, seen, or experienced.
"Man, it all happens so quickly, this thing called life, this thing called time..."