“There isn’t time, there isn’t time
To do the things I want to do,
With all the mountain-tops to climb,
And all the woods to wander through,
And all the seas to sail upon,
And everywhere there is to go,
And all the people, every one
Who lives upon the earth, to know,
There’s only time, there’s only time
To know a few, and do a few,
And then sit down to make a rhyme
About the rest I want to do.”
Sometimes I feel like I’m trying to smoosh-smash-squeeeeeeze everything I want to do/be/become into this way-too-small suitcase labeled Time. I have work to do, books to read, books to write, meals to cook, blog posts to write, blog posts to read, miles to run, a toddler to snuggle, a husband to romance, a house to clean, the-list-goes-on-and-on-my-friend…
The point is that when Time is crunched, it’s easy to forget about what matters most.
I watched a video clip recently – Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch’s last lecture. He is dying from pancreatic cancer and his speech is emotionally-charged, humorous, and bittersweet. He gives a lot of good points, but I especially love the part where he tells the story of dumping soda all over his new car to prove to his nephew and niece that “life is about people, not things.”
I know this. I really do. But it’s easy to get lost in the house, the job, the blog, the chores. All things.
I don’t want to be like that. I want to embrace people – family, friends, even you (my online readers).
I want to move out the clutter and make room for people.
That’s what’s on my mind tonight.