Another Neither

It was not the beginning of a thing. Nor was it the end. It was not even the new beginning of a new thing or the thought of one. It was simply the next.
There had been a before and a before that all the way back to the first moment when there was no before to be. It certainly would not be the end of befores or the beginning of there being no more to come. It was simply next.
In much the same way which each of us attempts to gain perspective or encapsulate relevance, we have the perceived need to place events in sequence. Cause and effect, this then that, joy from victory, sorrow from defeat, all proclaim value by being differentiated.
It seems appropriate that we view accomplishment as improvement and wonder when we do not seem to have done so why we have not.

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last thoughts

The Door God Has Opened
It is 30 minutes until quitting time in most offices, shops and stores. Thirty minutes until the day is done and the next phase begins. Maybe supper, or a drive, some boating time, the list is endless. For someone it may be the end of a career. God arranges our lives in ways that sometimes seems inconvenient. There are beginnings and there are changes. Eventually there are ends. Ends are times when the continuance is finished. What was done before is accomplished or unnecessary or handed off to someone else. Many times what has been, becomes preparation for what will be. When the thirty minutes has passed, there may be an eyes open wide amazement as God reveals His desires.
I am thrilled for those who get to change. The security of sustained superior performance delights those who depend upon your efforts. You profit your company, enhance the lives of others and provide for the needs of those you love. They all believe in you. They trust you. They confidently admire you. Yet in thirty minutes, you enter a change. It may be your last day of work. It may be the first day of the new thing you have been waiting for.

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Unwanted Advice

As I sat down beside him, he didn’t say a word
I wondered what encouragement he hadn’t heard
He held tight to the bottle to which he’d been lured
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How long I live

How long am I given to live
And what will I do with my time
My bent is to write down some words
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