Treading lightly the path to enlightenment.

Somedays

Over The Rainbow

 

“Someday” is an essential part of a long, healthy life that ends peacefully.

Always working, the mind must always have a dream. It’s not natural to live only in the “now”, but also in the “next” at every waking moment. Where to take the next step. Where to find the next meal. What comes next after the shadow passes overhead, or the footfalls rapidly approach?

Who says delusion and denial are anything but good for you?

Fantasy, imagination, fiction, dreams, books, the stage and screen, pretend and play.

Every amazing invention we know of (including this written language) began as an unseen image inside a mind.

How could we choose at what point we stop thinking of, imagining, dreaming our “somedays”?

After my last child is born? After they are grown? After I achieve “success”?

When I reach XX age? When I retire? When I check off the bucket list?

 

I myself have many irons in the fire as I cross the crest of 60 years of age.

I imagine for myself a billion someday things I want to do; finishing this novel and starting the next, publishing something. There are a dozen ideas for oil paintings, a hundred ideas for poems to be written, a thousand ideas for blog posts, a million opportunities to shoot that contest-winning photo.

There are grandchildren that need to be shown how to properly tie an improved cinch knot in monofilament line, how to Texas-rig a rubber worm, how to fillet a bass. How to tie off to a cleat, how not to trailer a boat. There are holes that need to be drilled through the ice to set tip-ups. Hot chocolate to be poured from the green thermos. Stands to occupy during dear season, streams to wade for trout in the spring.

There are a thousand miles of trails to be walked, billions and billions of autumn leaves to view in awe, wet dog kisses to be received.

There are philosophies to be shared, great books to be read, a whole planet to save…

Thirteen billion prayers to be said.

There are grown children that need to witness lifelong commitment, unwavering loyalty, unconditional love, unbreakable will.

I must always be filling my heart to overflowing, and seeking out vessels to fill with the excess.

 

 

The last thing I want is for a single day to be boring and unfulfilled.

I’m glad to know my list of someday things will not run out before I do.

 

Seek peace,

 

Paz

 

Inspired by a reply to “Someday Is A Disease” on TheEnlightenedMind622 – http://www.theenlightenedmind622.wordpress.com

Comments on: "Somedays" (12)

  1. This is profound and very stirring, Paz. And I do find I’m happiest when envisioning multiple projects.

    • In your case, multiple projects is probably an understatement!
      I know you have a long list for your someday, Leah.
      Keep at it!

      Best regards,

      Paz

  2. Happy birthday Paz, may your days always be filled with joy, peace and wet dog kisses πŸ€—πŸΎπŸΎ

    • Thank you, Xenia.
      Did I tell you how much I admired your book?
      It holds a place of notoriety on my bookshelf.

      Double dog kisses for you!

      Paz

      • Aww thank you dear Paz, I didn’t know you had a copy and so happy to hear you enjoy it! πŸ™‚ We’re currently working on our second book, which will hopefully be released late Autumn. If you’re happy to email me a postal address I”ll be delighted to send you a copy as a belated 60th birthday present πŸ€—πŸŽ‰

  3. Your writing brings me so much serenity.
    Thank you for sharing your ZEN and your peace.
    I am forever inspired by your writing.
    Andrea

    • Andrea:

      What greater joy is there for a writer than to find those who will hear and benefit from our message?
      I am fortunate to have found you.
      Thank you for your sincere note, and words that inspire more.

      All my best,

      Paz

  4. As is sung in Fiddler On The Roof: β€œTo life, to life, l’chaim!”

  5. Our hearts are so kindred-I read every word, with joy welling up inside me. I felt more alive after reading it, for I too think there is so much to do-beautiful things, many of the things you mentioned-well except for the knots and filleting a fish! haha! Do it all friend!! a friend and fan, Michele

    • Always a pleasure to read your comments and compliments. Thank you.
      The Inbox will never be empty.
      The to-do list will never be done.
      That’s good by me.
      My sister-in law turned 60 a while back, and mentioned she thought of planting a tree, but wouldn’t live long enough to see it grow. I told her “Don’t let that stop you. Plant the tree. If you’re not here, the next generation will enjoy it on your behalf, and thank you for the gift. Perhaps most importantly, you don’t want to get to your 70th birthday to look back and wish you’d planted that tree. You’d have missed ten years of enjoying it.”

      p.s.: you’re never too old to learn to tie a cinch knot.

      All my best,

      Scott

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