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the circle of life and decisions
Circle of life
Music for the soul
All the small things that matter
Truly define one’s home
Time passes in the blink of an eye
Sweet innocence of a child
So eager to take the plunge and learn to fly
Bitter sweet symphony of laughter and fear
Hold on tight sweet child of mine
The road only gets bumpier from here
Run screaming from those hands of time
Each day that passes will never come back
Slow down sweet child stop and take a breath
Please jump off life’s fast track
And remember the circle of life only ends in death
As a child were you in a rush to grow up.
I have noticed the older I grow the more I tend to understand and fear the circle of life. When one is born they are but infants nurtured by parents. All needs are met by someone else. As the infant grows into adolescence they start taking more and more control of meeting their own basic needs. However, the more independent a child becomes the more independent they want to be. The child starts rushing adult hood, rushing those joyous moments of child hood in an attempt to be treated as an adult. As the child grows into an adult the novelty goes away quickly and before they know it the adult is longing for those carefree days of their youth. As the adult matures into a senior citizen they start losing the ability to meet their own basic needs. Before they know it the adult is like the infant again; in need of some nurturing caregiver to assist them with their own basic needs. This is the circle of life. This circle ends only when death occurs. By the time death is looming the person is usually ready for it. Unless of course, the death occurs before the circle of life is complete.
It has always amazed me the minute details that seem to govern ones mental well being. A chance moment, a blink of an eye, a detour in thought has the ability to alter the course of one’s life. Some time these changes lead to monumental moments in one’s life; the kind of moment’s that produce true joy and will be remembered for a life time. However, sometimes these changes create unforeseen consequences that may shatter one's happiness. Fortunately happiness can be rebuilt. Those moments in which happiness is shattered will create strength and a determination to achieve more joyous moments. Life is too short to dwell on consequences of bad decisions.