The Leaves Outside My Window

2014-10-14 (Tuesday) by Mikael Linusson

I look out through the window and wonder, how many more times will I see those leaves? I mean really see them, not just look at them. How many more times will I truly savor a moment like this?

Ten? Twenty? Never?

Everything we do in life, we do a limited number of times. Some things we do many many times, some things only a few, a lot of things we never do.

And as I sit here and look at those leaves, at those branches, at that tree, I wonder if this is the first time I've really looked at it. Is this the first time I've ever watched those beautiful autumn colors on that specific tree? Is this the first time in all these years that I've really taken the time to savor this amazing creation that's been standing outside my window for all of the years I've lived here? All the twelve of them.

Will I ever look at that tree the same way again? Or was it the last, and maybe only, time that I truly saw that tree?

Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure, this moment is over and it will never come back. Life rushes on towards the endstation and we better remember that the days in our lives are limited. Not to make us depressed, but to make us use them well. Death isn't the bad part of life, not living while you are alive is.

You get one shot at every day, at every moment, so do your best to enjoy it, to savor it, to have fun.

See you later my beloved friend!