Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Nothing Lasts Forever

February 3, 2010

Erica Orloff's blog triggered a thought for me.  In response to one of her posts, I wrote:

"I have written all my life, always something, not always books. The little man in my book told Roy, 'Nothing lasts forever.'

"When the time comes that I can no longer write something each day, I will be very sad.

That time will come.  I already find myself doing things I would have never done before.  Occasionally using the wrong "their/there/they're," for example.  I would have never done that when I was younger, and I would not have understood that some might do it just as an honest mistake, not because they don't know the difference (to use a double negative).

It is not that I expect to find myself mentally disabled or anything like that.  It is just that all blessings on this earth end.

What a blessing for me, in my retirement, to be able to spend my time reading mystery novels and writing them.  However long I have, I will be thankful for it.

Truly, nothing lasts forever.  Whatever it is you love and enjoy, if you can do it, do it. 


Helen said...

Well said Joe!!

Joe Barone said...

Thanks, Helen.