It is rumored that George Bernard Shaw said “Youth is wasted on the young.”
I don’t believe that is true. I had a great time in my youth. It gave me lots of stories to tell. None of that was wasted.
But the truth is that I appreciate what was my youth in retrospect far more now than I did while I was living it. Age gives you perspective, that sense of immediacy, because you realize you really cannot put off something until tomorrow. But back when I was experiencing my youth, I thought I was immortal, so I easily put off many things for “another day.” “Mañana, Mañana”
So, I don’t think I appreciated each day of my youth the way I do with the days I have now. And that was a waste.
Now, I am grateful, every day, for the wonders and magic in my life.
And I try not to procrastinate – unless I really hate something – because I really don’t want to leave anything unfinished. Some problem for someone else to clean up or fix.
With that in mind, I am a huge fan of Wayne Dyer, a brilliant mystic, and one of his many quotes that resonated with me is,
“Don’t die with the music still in you.”
That’s probably what has driven my unusual literary productivity. Four books published in two years.
I know I still have the rest of Claire’s song to sing. I believe I have at least one final verse left in me, the sequel to TCT, “Where The Ley Lines Meet.”
I intend to get that down as soon as I can turn to it.
But today I am thankful for the support of my readers, which, during this last hourly Amazon cycle, still had FJM listed as the Kindle #1 New Release in Dark Humour. Almost three weeks in. Thank you all.
I am grateful.
Now I need to attend to my real world. Love to procrastinate that!
So, I must cuddle my kitty, do my rounds and torture myself for an hour.
But, it is Tuesday, so hope springs eternal.
You fine, five readers go do your thing. Do it now. Don’t procrastinate.
And appreciate today. Be grateful you get to experience it.
Make today a great one.
“Don’t die with the music still in you”! ❤️that….My new motto! Explains why I’m traveling now instead of just dreaming about it. Thanks for this
I had a wonderful youth on the farm. Life truly is a gift.