Friday, July 2, 2021

Time

 Lately it's been pretty hot outside. People in northern climates aren't really used to prolonged stretches of 100 degrees. Cue the complaining on Facebook. People are posting pictures of snow and saying that they wish it was winter, that they wanted to be skiing again. Of course, when winter does arrive and it's below zero, they'll be saying they can't wait for summer.

Recently, a lovely young woman named Lindsay, a local wildland firefighter during the summers, had a freak accident while kayaking. Her parents sadly removed her life support and she slipped away. One of the West Yellowstone smokejumpers died after a hard landing. Four people from a helicopter company I often work with perished in a horrific crash. Several young people in my town have chosen suicide. I'm sure the ones who loved them wanted more days with them, whether those days were scorching or freezing.

Let's not wish time away. It goes by so fast as it is. Soon these summer days will be only a memory.

8 comments:

  1. I often see the opposite as well, in a kind of strange way. Parents of an infants, wishing time would stop or slow. And yesterday, a blogger posted that summer was almost over! Umm, it's July 2. Relax and enjoy, I say!

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    1. I can't even think about summer ending! Plus who thinks that in July? Maybe in the Arctic.

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  2. So many sadnesses, Lynn. Sending love and caring.

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    1. Thanks. just reminders to cherish the time we have.

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  3. Believe me after what I've been through recently I'm cherishing every hour of every day!

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    1. I believe it! Hope you're doing better.

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  4. Yes......what a good reminder that life is precious and enjoy every moment no matter if it is sweltering hot of frigidly cold!

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