The posts to come have pulled me into a deep self-reflective state of mind. In writing these posts, I am vividly reminded of the rapidity of time and the impermanence and fragility of life. I reflect on the transient nature of time, that time is a jealous mistress, yet time remains time. This self-rumination gives me a better understanding of S. Somerset Maugham’s quote stating that, “nothing in the world is permanent, and we’re fooled when we ask anything to last, but surely we’re still more foolish not to take into delight in it while we have it.” I profoundly contemplate on how once having been given this special treasure of life, how important it is to make the most of this precious gift in the time I have. Ironically, I speculate on the Circle of Life and how in time everything in my life is like a sequel that is circling back on itself. In this self-questioning and self-pondering state of mind I am deeply moved sensorially, emotionally, intuitively, and spiritually when I listen to Stevie Wonder singing the passionate theme song “Stay Gold,” from the 1983 movie The Outsiders.


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