Time

I was listening to the Pink Floyd song “Time” the other day, and I realized with quite a bit of shame that despite understanding the correctness of the message when I first heard this song 25+ years ago, I failed to take that message to heart. I agreed with the message of getting great things done in the present, but I still let my time slip away from me and failed to do the work of following all of my dreams. When I first started writing 20+ years ago, I figured I would be retired by now with maybe 20 books under my belt. I only have 2 books completed and 5 partially finished. That’s pathetic. As “Time” says I “fritter(ed) and waste(d) the hours in an offhand way.” I was “waiting for someone or something to show (me) the way.”

20+ years ago I thoroughly understood “You are young and life is long, and there is time to kill today; And then one day you find ten years have got behind you; No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.” I thoroughly understood these lyrics and their wisdom, but I still went on my daily mission to entertain myself rather than accomplishing great things. But now that I’ve written this blog, I’m committed. I’m going to put in the long hours needed to finally finish my goals right now…RIGHT NOW! (As soon as I check Facebook and get back from mowing the yard, and maybe have a light lunch)

Thank you for reading my blog.

Mark Inglis

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