The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was experienced in the car and as I drove I smiled at all the excitement going on around me.
Today was an interesting day. It started with finding a little town in the middle of nowhere and renting a trailer , finding another town in the middle of nowhere and loading my son’s motorcycle onto the trailer and then driving about 6 1/2 hours with the motorcycle and trailer behind me even more in the middle of nowhere.
During the day I stopped at a little town called Nancy, KY. it reminded me of a Nancy I had known a long time ago for no particular reason other than the name. The town was very small, and I pulled over and did an interview from inside the truck. I liked the person, and it was a good interview and after being there for about an hour I continued my drive. I did get to stop into the small grocery store and grab something to drink before heading back onto the road. The people were nice, the people were amazing.
I do have to talk for a moment about Nancy. Not the city but the person I knew a long time ago. Nancy was vibrant and alive and a very lovely young lady. I knew her when I was in my early 20s and going through a difficult time trusting people. She was kind and we laughed a lot, and I enjoyed her company. Still, we fell out of touch and I hadn’t talked to her since then. A few years ago I was showing my daughter the columbarium at a local Cemetery and explaining how it worked. There was Nancy she had lived to be just over 50 years old and was gone now. I sat for a few minutes later that day thinking about her and the past and all the permutations that we go through in life. I quickly found that I did just fine and so did she and neither of us should have regrets.
Maybe that’s the trick. Not having any regrets even for scary times can open your mind to a series of possibilities and impossibilities. Perhaps the only regret I should have, was not being able to say goodbye. As today came to a close and the motorcycle and I found our way to my son’s house and I unloaded I smiled for a minute at the freedoms I have, the freedoms I had, and the freedoms I will continue to enjoy. Life is amazing if you let it be.
So as the sun sets on another day take your time, set aside your regrets, set aside your misgivings, and live life as fully as you can. When you love someone, love them to the moon and back. When you live your life act like there is no tomorrow. When the sun sets feel the warmth on your face and experience the colors with new eyes every day. Yes , be that sappy person every day, no matter what. I know I will.
Sleep sweet, love life, and keep living….