Suddenly faced with the rest of your life

The rest of your life. A daunting prospect.

As a child, it is an impossible daydream –

Too intangible to grasp, too distant to consider,

Especially with such fleeting consciousness.

Born aware more by idle mind than reality –

As events are planned and past, as hopes are raised and gone,

We become acutely attentive of the setting sun, the passing days.

The dawn of the rest of your life may appear more as a blinding midday sun,

Than sunlight creeping above the horizon.

Embrace it – for even a distant vision grows closer with each step.

6 responses

  1. Wow. Very good stuff. I expressed a similar sentiment yesterday on my blog. Here is my post: http://imarunnerandsocanyou.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/rage-against-the-dying-of-the-light/

    08/22/2012 at 22:35

    • Thank you very much.
      I just read your post – it’s a very good point! Funny – we must’ve been thinking the same way, though in different hemispheres!

      08/23/2012 at 19:28

  2. I was contemplating this only the other day – what will i do for the rest of my life?? I came up blank.

    09/09/2012 at 12:44

Lay some opinion on me!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s