Here are a few things I let come to my mind. There’s no rhyme or reason how they fell. Just some jotting-down of thoughts on the subjects that ran through my mind and down to my fingertips in anticipation of the big day!
Is neither hard nor easy. Instead it’s to be navigated like an open sea. Sometimes it is peaceful, beautiful, with awesome sunsets and clear nights. Other times it’s a raging monster and you are enveloped in pitch black, all disoriented, and helplessly unsure. All you want is to find a safe harbor. Then you realize ships aren’t made for harbors. Harbors were made for ships. So you draw anchor and sail again.
Sometimes I think I’ve missed it entirely.
Even those who were successful at it still provide us with great examples of failure.
Is a fact.
Some are natural, others are terribly tragic.
None are easy.
Someone somewhere will miss the one who as passed regardless of the one who did the passing.
Will be around as long as there is life.
Can be explained simply as a consequence of time and chance.
I fear it.
I believe in God and an afterlife; though I’m not mystical, overly spiritual or terribly religious. But, I am all of the above in some regards.
I’ve been skinny dipping.
I’ve been punched in the nose and been given a black eye.
I’ve failed even when I tried my hardest.
I’ve blew some really great opportunities.
I’ve outperformed my peers (and feel a devilish satisfaction for doing it).
I once wrote and gave a great speech. To overcome my nerves, I pretended I was a great leader addressing an assembly. It was an act and it worked.
I floss everyday and brush my teeth two to three times a day.
I want to make my own wine.
I want to write a book.
My name isn’t Anonymous Host.
I like the word “ain’t” and well placed fragment sentences.
I’m not as smart as I pretend; though not as dumb either.
I’m too dumb to read the classics.
I dream about doing great things.
I love Mark Twain but have never read one of his books. I just feed from his anecdotes, quotes, and excerpts.
I read two biographies a year.
Will always be where I grew up. Sometimes I GoogleEarth where I lived and look at the places I used to roam, play sports, and build forts in the woods. I use the timeline feature and try to recall a memory from each year. Some are bad, most are good. The timeline feature stops at 2010, which is a good thing because loggers leveled all those woods.
I miss it.
It’s being rented by a family I don’t know and never met.
Being a Dad
Still can’t believe it.
Isn’t that hard but it can be ruined.
My wife is better than me. And that’s why I married her.
Are important but not any more important than people.
Have come to me for advice as far back as I can remember.
I make friends easily but I only have two people I consider friends. It’s not a term to be used lightly but a title of honor to be given sparingly.
I don’t understand some of them.
One of the worst things you can do to someone is not live up to their expectations.
Will fail you; but who else can you trust?
Is the most important thing in your life.
Will separate but never be too far.
Your own family supersedes your mother and father’s family.
Always does more harm than good.
Are like dirt and air, only not as old.
Really are complicated.
Have a feminine grace that can’t be explained but can’t fail to be noticed
Have a beauty that outlasts their “looks.”
Really can multitask better than men.
Were made for men. Mainly because men aren’t very good alone.
Yes, some can be trouble.
Will fall for the “bad boy” but that will pass. They prefer to marry the good boys or at least the one who have given up the “bad boy” act.
Will roll around.
Will not be the day when the world will end.
Why didn’t they create a wheel?