Moto Adventures

Sunday, November 28, 2010

One Price

Well, you are not going to believe this! After close to 34 years at Overwaitea/Save On Foods I have hung up my apron and retired (or at least that is what I am calling it). After what seems like a lifetime in itself I have left the security of a weekly paycheque, early mornings (and nights) and the companionship of co-workers that I have spent more time with that my family and friends. Am I happy? Is a frogs butt watertight? With the exception on the first Monday morning when I woke and literately freaked out, exclaiming to Ken "What the Hell have I done? What am I going to do with the rest on my life?", I have been fine. He soon calmed me down and I haven't stopped smiling since!
Our health is good and two days we leave for Mexico in the truck and camper with the trailer, bikes and stuff in tow. Life is good!
I read this piece this afternoon and it kind of says it all!
One Price
There is only one price
You pay for this experience with your life.
You can paint on a canvas
one inch square.
You can paint on a canvas
one mile square-
Or any size or shape in between.
The price is the same:
One life, due and payable;
One payment, in full, at the end.
And, you die knowing the scope of your choice;
Timid or expansive,
Cramped or capacious.
Listen to me!
One price.
One price buys all the rides,
or none.
The price is one life:
Spectator or player,
In or out of the arena.
One life.
Time is the only unknown,
And time matters not.
The price of admission-
for one minute or for one eternity-
Remains one life.
Hoarding adds not one second.
Giving subtracts not one breath.
Living itself is the defining action,
The shaping force;
Brave, fierce living,
In the body,
Heart open,
Arms open,
Eyes open.
The act of being shapes and sizes the canvas.
Carpe diem?
Not nearly enough.
Seize life!
Wring from it the payment's worth.
Spread out.
Stretch wide.
Paint in broad strokes
with bright colors.
Man or mouse,
A line or a six-lane freeway,
Gray or a rainbow,
A point or a universe.
Dance on a pinhead or across the stars.
The price remains the same:
One life.
Roberta R Deen.