Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Every living thing has a life span. Even non-living things, machines, houses. They do also. The natural wear and tear, use and misuse, all contribute to a life span. We grieve when a life ends. Yet, we partake of nuts and berries and see the natural progression of life from seed to seed without regret, without questioning the rhythm of these things.
Sometimes projects have a life span. They can't propell themselves past a certain stage. They lose their luster, their reason for living. People tire of them; people move on to other things.
Relationships have a life span. Have you ever lost a good friend? That person, somehow moved on to other connections. It's a miracle that we have life-long relationships, as we change and need stimulation and support in different modes in our life time.
Two of my three blogs are ending. I'm glad they were alive and vibrant for the months I could concentrate on them. They served their purpose. But, it is time for me to do other things, to find other connections.
Sometimes, in blogland, people leave, or drop out without telling you. We are never truly open with anyone, are we? We don't write our last comment when we are ready to leave:
"I have enjoyed following you. However, dear ...., some other blog is beckoning. Ciao!"
With each encounter, as we experience its newness, we are eager to establish rapport, common interests. We become young again, complimentary, kind and considerate to each other. Then, the newness begins to wear out, pass through the "I heard this before" stage.
Everything has a lifespan.