Tag Archives: time

The Calendar and the Clock

I keep wanting to return to before that date.
That date and that time
that sticks in my mind.
Before that moment
my father still lived.

But time keeps pushing me forward.
Ever further from that event into the future,
away from my father’s last breath.
Distancing me from my father’s
voice
touch
looks
smell
attentiveness.

The calendar and the clock are my
enemies and my friends

I advance into the future both
away from him and yet also…

closer to him.

One day the clock and the calendar
will be my friend and take me
back to my father.

But until that day,
they are my enemies.

November 7, 2014

My father passed away on August 1, 2014. Kindness, Fairness, and Compassion are three things he left as his legacy. They are not the only things he left, but they are important. My new normal is not always as fun as my old normal. But I do look at my own children and students through his eyes.

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Thought for the Day – July 20th, 2013

07-20

Solomon. Ecclesiastes 3:1, The Bible.
SEE: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=ecclesiastes%203:1-3:8&version=KJV
WEB PRESENCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon
WEB PRESENCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesiastes
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NOTE: “According to Rabbinic tradition he was Solomon in his old age, but for various reasons critical scholars have long rejected this idea. The author of Ecclesiastes is presently a mystery.”
VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cVnxenNEZ8 (I really had to include this great song that references this quote)

Thought for the Day – November 4th

Lewis, C.S. The Screwtape Letters with Screwtape Proposes a Toast. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1961. pg 154
SEE: http://books.google.com/books?id=v1kn7KYynzIC
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/CSLewisOfficial?ref=ts&rf=110394408990139