...to roll on and on and on. Sometimes it amazes me just how fast it's flying by. Any of you with children will understand what I mean when I say that having a child seems to put time on perpetual fast forward. Just how quickly they change, learn, and grow is a daily reminder of just how quickly the river of life flows, and the older we get the faster it seems to go.
With my birthday coming up in just a couple of days, it's had me thinking a lot lately about just how easy it is to sit back and wait, hoping that all you want in life will just somehow come to you and fall into your lap. Waiting in this manner does nothing but leave us unfulfilled and much older. It's up to each of us to seek out what we want from life and make it ours. The hand of fate, or God, can't work alone....otherwise what would be the point of free-will? If all of life is pre-determined, what would be the point of even getting out of bed in the morning?
It's rather strange to me, I feel like I should still be in my mid-twenties, but here I am, more than a decade beyond that and still searching for the proverbial meaning of life, I've not accomplished nearly all that I'd hoped I would by this age, but I just keep slogging along. My hopes and dreams intact, though a bit battered, tattered, and worn....and me a touch more jaded than my younger version was.
But, such is the very nature of this earthly existence I suppose. One of the few things that makes it bearable is knowing to the very marrow of my bones that there are connections among certain people that transcend all space and time...and it is those connections that often make this life the most fulfilling, and the most worth living.
And, with that obscure rambling out of the way, it's now time for me to get busy and finish up the stack of jewelry orders on my work bench.
As a bit of a side note before I go, I'm currently figuring out the workings for a line of hand-blended lotions, potions, incenses and oils to add to my shop. All custom-blended by yours truly. All things befitting a Midnight Gypsy. ;-) Keep your eyes peeled for these new additions to be making their debut in the next few months.