Golden Moments

“Time is the school in which we learn, Time is the fire in which we burn.” are the profound last lines of the poem, Calmly We Walk through This April’s Day, by Delmore Schwartz. It’s a beautiful philosophical contemplation of the passage of time, with a particularly great wrap-up last stanza.

The seconds, minutes, hours tick away relentlessly. Our lives are busy, and inundated with many distractions and responsibilities. Lately I’m looking at my age and thinking, “Wow! It’s going faster than I ever imagined at age 18.”

Realistically, we don’t have time to sit around and endlessly ponder about the value of time and our lives. But, it’s useful to carve out a little time (from time to time) for such introspection. Because your life IS precious, and the clock IS ticking. Ask yourself in this moment, are you spending it the way you would really like to?

The new year 2021 will soon be upon us. In retrospect, too many precious moments fell through the cracks in the turmoil of 2020, never to be lived. It is a good time now to think about how we will spend 2021. Because indeed, these are our lives, and it is OUR time.

It is crucially important (now more than ever) to have vision and intention for our lives. Otherwise, we will just end up with someone else’s idea of how life should be.


© Susan L Hart 2020 |  Friendly comments welcome.

Photo courtesy Amit Pal and John, Pexels

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8 thoughts on “Golden Moments

  1. Wolf Wilbert

    “It is a good time now to think about how we will spend 2021”. Dear Susan, I just picked this sentence out of your story, and I wish from my heart, that we as humans are still capable to do that. The Global Elite is certainly not interested in the freedom of humanity. This is why they try to get us into a coma situation, to be able to do what THEY want …

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    1. Susan L Hart Post author

      Dear Wolf, I think many people are starting to believe that they don’t have choices. But, we do. We have free will. We must exercise our free will and have intention for our lives. This requires focus, determination, and sometimes courage.

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  2. Wolf

    Dear Susan, your comment about the time came back to me again. Yes, life is very precious, especially when getting into the harvest age. It seems every day becomes shorter, and weeks, months, and years start flying by. For me personally, it is so important not to waste a minute on things that are really don’t matter anymore. For me, it is important to feel happy, free, spontaneous, elevated in feelings of joy, and absorbing the wonderful things around us. There is a lot to see and to experience if we are just being more aware and awake. I learned my lesson in life, there is nothing so important, so urgent, and so critical to spend your time in arguments, unhappiness, sadness, and discomfort … as you said, life is far too short for that …

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