I was chatting the other day with George, a fellow employee of Fort Wayne Newspapers, and at one point mentioned that, because of the Monday holiday, we were probably going to spend all week thinking it was one day earlier than it really was.
"Not me," George said.
"You're back in sync already?"
"Yep. I live in the moment."
I suspect George was kidding -- he's inclined to do that -- but the phrase got stuck in my head. Lots of people say they "live in the moment" and sound sincere, or else they're telling me that I should live there. They seem to mean that we get so caught up in reliving the past and worrying about the future that we forget to enjoy our experiences as they actually happen. I googled "living in the moment" and got 262,000 links, a great many of them similar in spirit to this:
“We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.”
H. G. Wells (1866 - 1946)
How many times have your said to yourself “today sure went by fast”. It seems that our lives are so complex and so full of things to do that we forget to feel the moments that together make up a day. Moments are lost amid the clutter of everyday and they become blurred by the activities we invent. It seems like activity is more important than the moments in which they occur.
“Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.”
Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)
Moments come and go as we do our