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It’s on that part of the World that Passed me by

Imagine, if you will, a giant spinning blue ball. It’s spinning out in space, with a moon rotating around it, revolving around a sun, rotating once a day around an axis. There are things on this big, spinning, blue ball that get noticed. There are things that make you stand up, take notice, and go “hey, look at that.” Then there are other things on the ball that just sort of wiz by without you paying them much mind. Today’s blogger entry is for all of these things.

Until recently, I’d never seen an episode of Sex and the City. I’ve still never seen an episode of Friends. I’ve never read or seen a Harry Potter book or movie. I’ve never seen the entire Godfather series. I’ve never heard Britney Spears sing in person. I couldn’t even tell you what she’s wearing today. I’ve never slept under a Tuscan Sun, never seen the oil fields at first light, never experienced a crazed Boudin man riding across the desert on a camel. I’ve never seen the Great Wall of China nor have I been salmon fishing in Alaska.

I’m not saying I don’t want to do these things or I should do these things. I’m just saying these are some of the things which reside on that part of the world that passed me by. There’s only so much of the blue ball you can claim as your own, only so much you can do with one lifetime, only so much that can happen. Every choice you take forgoes another.

In the spirit of all things passed over, you have to sometimes step back and wonder, did I make the right choice? Did I choose wisely? What if, instead, I had chosen….

But, then you have to stop and realize that the blue ball just keeps on spinning. That’s the great thing about it. The choices may be in the past, but there’s a spinning world of opportunity right there that makes up the present. And it really is a present to have the great, spinning, blue ball keep going. Even if you sometimes slow down and just let it swirl on by youself.

Until next time…


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