temporary tempo

Temporary

 

it is very easy to forget that there are such few things that last. and for me, it’s easy to let that happen because i don’t like being reminded that death is coming for us all. i think maybe i realized a little late in life that i would eventually die. i think i really started worrying about that in my late twenties. i can remember sitting on my air mattress in one of my apartments and it suddenly hit me that existential crisis we all have to face once we’re done denying it, “i am going to die, so what have i been doing with my life this whole time?!”. after that panic was gone i was able to pour myself a glass of wine and realize it wasn’t all that bad.

but the temporal nature of so many things in this life really strikes a chord with me. it’s simultaneously too easy and yet impossible to dismiss thinking about. and even though i know moments are temporary i still spend too much time rushing through them to get to the next one which is not guaranteed. i am having to re-learn how to savor; time, people, experiences, flavors, sounds, etc. and even with all this savoring there’s got to be more to it as well.

the upside of all this temporariness is somewhat of a consolation when things are not going well. but only somewhat since it’s hard to dissociate from the situations i find myself in at times. when i’m wrapped up in it i find it hard to see things from a different perspective. i have to remind myself “to hold until relieved” which is one of the most profound lines i’ve ever heard from a movie. it’s a powerful reminder that i’m not alone. maybe we spend too much time isolating ourselves when things go wrong out of fear of what people will see in us during those times. but i’m learning that it can help to show my struggles to people if it helps someone else realize they’re not alone.

Romans 8:38-39

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

Broadside

Smart and surprising

TRAVELLING THE WORLD SOLO

The ultimate guide for independent travellers seeking inspiration, advice and adventures beyond their wildest dreams

bethlovesblue

Memoir style writing from a rainy island in Alaska.

Blogger's World!

Where creativity meets passion!

THE AIRGONAUT

a journal of innovative fiction

Hello Hygge

Finding hygge everywhere

Hey Loons

Live to Explore

Un voyage intérieur grâce à l'écriture

An inner journey through writing / Un viaggio interiore attraverso la scrittura

Song of the Lark

Music, melodies, mutterings

Valerie Leroy Photography

Explore Everything

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Expedition Overlanding Nomadic Adventures

“My passion for travel, writing, backpacking, and photography starts here.”

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

It's All in Finding the Right Words

The Eternal Search to Find One's Self: Flash Fiction and Beyond

lifelessons - a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown

Reflections on Life through poetry, essays and photos

Scribbles@Arpita

Arpita Pramanick ~ Author & Blogger

The Cat Chronicles

Welcome to the Feline World of Nera, Tabby and Fluffy

Estelea's Blog

French proud Mum and wife, restless explorer and doer freshly landed in Hanoi. One Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “kids friendly” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.

Logical Quotes

dreams from a musing life enthusiast

Barbara Pyett

Sharing thoughts via writing

42

Squamous Unutterable Horrific Lovely Eldritch Nameless Life

TRAVELLING SWALLOW

a compendium of experiences

ginger-snapped

a redhead's adventures in food photography & styling

What I Pic

Photography, music, and everything else.

inspireconnections

Reflections on Leading & Learning

The Seekers' Portal

Lifelong Learning + Personal Growth = Legacy

%d bloggers like this: