"In every walk with nature one receives more than he seeks."
John Muir

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Until the Twelfth of Never...


 Repeating digits in a date.
This will be the last time many of us will
ever have the chance to see such an event.
Hard to imagine, isn't it?
But, the next time this occurs it will be 
January first, thirty-thousand one.
01-01-3001 or

That is 89 years from now.  
I'm not even sure my grandchildren will be around on that date.
Sobering thought.
Like comets and solar eclipses
these are rare occurrences.
Like blue moons,
 kindred spirit friendship,
unconditional love,
perfect contentment,
and sweet dogs like Shoeless Joe.

We buried our friend yesterday.
He was not merely a rare occurrence,
he was one-of-a-kind.
The very best kind.
More about this beautiful soul another day,
my heart is too heavy to say much at this time.

Take a moment to think about the 
rare occurrences in your life today.
12-12-12 is almost over.
But each of us have the ability to make something
special and rare every day.
Sow random acts of kindness and love
without asking anything in return.
What you do this day may just be a rare occurrence to someone else that could impact a life.
You just never know.
Like that Johnny Mathis song sings,
"Until the twelfth of never...
and that's a long, long time."

1 comment:

  1. Such a sweet friend to you! He brought joy to you and you brought joy to his life too!He is at peace now and not in pain.