The eclipse

Posted in Life
on March 24, 2015

P1020084Theres something about the moon and the stars that comforts me. The fact that the same ones are there regardless of where I am is something I can rely on, and especially on the days when I feel anxious I can depend on those kind of comforts.

“With freedom, books, flowers and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde

I feel so lucky to have been able to witness and manage to get a photo of the eclipse last week because according to scientists the next partial eclipse will be August 12th 2026, and the next total eclipse will be September 2090. Scary thought huh? I’ll be 29 and 94. Woah. When I read about it, it really got me thinking how different my life will be then. That thought that the best day of your life probably hasn’t happened yet, or you may not have even met your best friend, and that you’ll have lived a life that you are totally oblivious to now is quite strange. I’m not entirely sure if it’s a frightening or magical thought.

By 2090 I hope to have achieved a lot: written and published books being one. Hopefully travelled to some beautiful places, and made some unforgetable memories, and lived I life worth living with no regrets. Somewhere out in that future parallel universe I know I’ll have lived the best life I can manage, because I’m going to do everything possible to ensure that happens. From 18 to 94 is a whole lifetime worth of amazing memories I haven’t even made yet and that’s worth staying happy about.

So from now until August 12th 2026, I’m going to do everything I possibly can to ensure I’m on that right path. I’m going to take risks, travel to fascinating places, and make unforgettable memories. I have so much future to look forward to, and at 94 I’ll have so much past to look back on so why not ensure that “past” is worth it?

I’m a big worrier as I’ve breifly mentioned in other posts, I worry about such little things which then escalate into bigger things, but when you compare those “big worries” to the size of the stars, moon, and universe they really are minute. In 2090 will those things that I worry about even matter? No.

Think of the bigger picture… and begin making those memories.

 

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