Atlantis Alumni

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Don't Slip Slide Away

We work our jobs
Collect our pay
Believe were gliding down the highway
When in fact were slip slidin away

- Paul Simon

What's the worst drug you can take? Is it marijuana, alcohol, maybe LSD? Or is it the one that numbs you day in and day out, year in and year out? Finally you breathe your last with the realization that your life had little of worth in those few really valuable things, your loved one, animal companions, great art and music, that you were fortunate enough to be able to appreciate at least some of the time.

Better to stop, or be stopped as I was by this past weekend's Woodstock 40th anniversary celebration, before it's too late. Being taken back to that beautiful moment in time was a strong antidote to the pernicious drug of mundane living. It was a wake up call and reminder to me to do the really important things in life if I possibly can, and to savor what is truly valuable, if only for a fleeting moment, each and every day. It's easier said than done.

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