Archive for October, 2016

About Time…

Posted in Uncategorized on October 12, 2016 by thedesertfiles

How much time do we really have?

There are folks that say, “We have enough time in the world”. Then there are others that say, “Live everyday as if it’s your last”.

How should we live our life knowing that at any moment it can all change in an instant? I prefer to think that it’s somewhere in between thinking we have enough time and living every day as if it’s our last. If you think about how you would spend your last days what would you do? Where would you go? Would you party it up in Vegas everyday or jet around the world 7 days a week trying to see as many places as you could?

If you partied in Vegas every day of the week you wouldn’t last 3 days…and then it would most certainly be your last day. If you jet set around the world everyday would you really get to know the places you travelled to? What’s travel without spending time with the culture you’re visiting?

If you move too fast you’ll miss the important moments of your life and those of the people around you. If you move to slow you’ll miss those things too.

Maybe living everyday like it’s your last isn’t about doing a thing; maybe it’s about what you do with the important people in your life.

Plan vacations and see the world.

Take it easy and relax.

But when push comes to shove and the situation is grim what you’ll think about first are the people you love.

So for them, live for them like it’s your last day and set aside enough time to show them.

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(Photo by Jose Diaz)

This is Home

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2016 by thedesertfiles

Far off in the distance a contrail of civilization crosses the sky.

Dusk settles into evening.

A wisp of wind cradles the creosote.

The first starlight punctures the sky with a faint shimmer.

The campfire roars to life.

I am home.

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